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Sanctity and Serendipity: Moral Luck and Jewish Tradition

Michael Harris
Tuesday, March 1, 2022, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Abstract I The problem of 'moral luck' continues to be much debated in contemporary moral philosophy. It concerns the ways in which our moral assessments of ourselves and others seem to be heavily and unfairly influenced by factors beyond the control of the person being assessed. Jewish tradition contains some intriguing sources which clearly raise the issue of moral luck and which this lecture will discuss.

BIO I Rabbi Dr Michael Harris is Senior Rabbi of The Hampstead Synagogue, London, Visiting Research Fellow at the CEU Jewish Studies Program, and Senior Research Fellow at the London School of Jewish Studies. His most recent book, co-authored with Daniel Rynhold, is Nietzsche, Soloveitchik and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 2018).

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