July 25, 2001
Professor of Religious Studies Heidi Ravven has published the following: "Some Thoughts on What Spinoza Learned from Maimonides about the Prophetic Imagination," Part II, Journal of the History of Philosophy (July 2001); "Spinoza's Rupture with Tradition: On Ethics V p39s," in IYYUN: Jerusalem Philosophical Quarterly (July 2001); Republication of "Spinoza's Individualism Reconsidered: Some Lessons from the Short Treatise" in Spinoza. Yirmiyahu Yovel and Gideon Segal, eds.(Ashgate: Aldershot, 2001); and Republication of "Creating a Jewish Feminist Philosophy" in The Jewish Philosophy Reader, ed. by Daniel H. Frank and Oliver Leaman (Routledge, 2000).
Ravven also attended and gave several presentations at the Labor Day Renaissance Weekend at the Aspen Institute in Colorado. The institute gathers together prominent people in business, government, education, the arts, health and other areas to brainstorm about pressing issues facing the nation. She spoke on a panel about higher education, one on the role of character in government and also gave a class on a biblical text dealing with the intersection between character and public life.