Deontology and Virtue Ethics in Halakhah
Sarah Zager is a scholar of ethics and modern Jewish thought. Her areas of research include religious studies, philosophy, and women’s and gender studies. At the Katz Center, she will examine how Jewish philosophy offers its own substantive contribution to ethical theory.
Zager received her PhD from Yale University with a dissertation titled “‘I Will Sing of Love and Justice’: Jewish Responses to the Theological Roots of Contemporary Virtue Ethics.” She has taught at Williams College, Yale Divinity School, Yale College, and the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.
- “Toggling: How Shifts between Deontology and Virtue Ethics Undermine Public Moral Discourse and about Gender and Race,” Hypatia (Forthcoming)
- “Beyond Form and Content: Using Jewish Ethical Responses to #MeToo as a Resource for Methodology,” Journal of Textual Reasoning 11.1 (2020)