A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages

A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages

This important work, now available in paperback, aims to supply that need, and devotes ample discussion to the major figures of the period like Saadiah Gaon, Maimonides, Abraham Ibn Ezra and Judah Halevi.

Author: Colette Sirat

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521397278

Category: Philosophy

Page: 485

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Jewish medieval philosophy has formed the subject of much research over the past thirty years since the appearance of Gutmann's Philosophies of Judaism, resulting in greater understanding and a new need for summation. This important work, now available in paperback, aims to supply that need, and devotes ample discussion to the major figures of the period like Saadiah Gaon, Maimonides, Abraham Ibn Ezra and Judah Halevi. It also gives much attention to the discussion and presentation of texts by lesser known authors clustering around the greater men and movements.
Categories: Philosophy

Reasoning After Revelation

Reasoning After Revelation

Thus, postmodern Jewish thinking is thinking about God, Jews, and the worldwith the texts of the Torahin the company of fellow seekers and believers. It utilizes the tools of philosophy, but without their modern premises.

Author: Steven Kepnes

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429977466

Category: Philosophy

Page: 176

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In Reasoning After Revelation: Dialogues in Postmodern Jewish Philosophy, three preeminent Jewish scholars debate the form and meaning of Postmodern Jewish Philosophy after the failures of the great secular ideologies of modern western civilization. Emulating the methods as well as the premises of Talmudic argumentation, the authors present their responses as dialogues joined by a common love of the rabbinic tradition of commentary and interpretation of the Bible. The composers, Peter Ochs, Robert Gibbs, and Steven Kepnes, contemplate where Judaism has beenand where it is headed: on what basis will modern Jews now reason about the meaning of Jewish existence and the relevance of age-old Biblical traditions to the moral and social crises of the twenty-first century? The dialogues are further enriched by a set of responses from leading Jewish philosophers: Elliot R. Wolfson, Edith Wyschogrod, Almut Sh. Bruckstein, Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, and Susan E. Shapiro. }Postmodern Jewish thinkers understand their Jewishness differently, but they all share a fidelity to what they call the Torah and to communal practices of reading and social action that have their bases in rabbinic interpretations of biblical narrative, law, and belief. Thus, postmodern Jewish thinking is thinking about God, Jews, and the worldwith the texts of the Torahin the company of fellow seekers and believers. It utilizes the tools of philosophy, but without their modern premises. Moreover, this form of Jewish thinking provides resources for philosophically disciplined readings of scripture by Jews, Christians, and Moslems seeking alternatives to the reductive discourses of secular academia, on the one hand, and to antimodern religious fundamentalisms, on the other. Postmodern Jewish Philosophy aims to utilize rabbinic modes of thinking to provide a model for ethical and religious thought in the twenty-first century, one which moves beyond the dichotomy of relativism and imperialism and is simultaneously definite and pluralistic. In Reasoning After Revelation: Dialogues in Postmodern Jewish Philosophy, three preeminent Jewish scholars debate the form and meaning of Postmodern Jewish Philosophy after the failures of the great secular ideologies of modern western civilization. Emulating the methods as well as the premises of Talmudic argumentation, the authors present their responses as dialogues joined by a common love of the rabbinic tradition of commentary and interpretation of the Bible. The composers, Peter Ochs, Robert Gibbs, and Steven Kepnes, contemplate where Judaism has beenand where it is headed: on what basis will modern Jews now reason about the meaning of Jewish existence and the relevance of age-old Biblical traditions to the moral and social crises of the twenty-first century? The dialogues are further enriched by a set of responses from leading Jewish philosophers: Elliot R. Wolfson, Edith Wyschogrod, Almut Sh. Bruckstein, Yudit Kornberg Greenberg, and Susan E. Shapiro.
Categories: Philosophy

Jewish Philosophy A Z

Jewish Philosophy A Z

In an accessible style and format, Jewish Philosophy A-Z covers everything from Philo to Levinas and explores non-Jewish thinkers, such as Plotinus and Heidegger, who have had an important influence on Jewish philosophy.

Author: NA NA

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137120908

Category: Political Science

Page: 180

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In an accessible style and format, Jewish Philosophy A-Z covers everything from Philo to Levinas and explores non-Jewish thinkers, such as Plotinus and Heidegger, who have had an important influence on Jewish philosophy.
Categories: Political Science

Paradigms in Jewish Philosophy

Paradigms in Jewish Philosophy

This book examines the writings of several paradigms in Jewish philosophy - loyal to the teachings of Jerusalem and eager for the wisdom of Athens.

Author: Raphael Jospe

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838637264

Category: Religion

Page: 290

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Jewish Philosophy is multicultural and multidisciplinary, marking the convergence of Jewish and non-Jewish cultures and the interaction of the philosophic method with Jewish thought. This book examines the writings of several paradigms in Jewish philosophy - loyal to the teachings of Jerusalem and eager for the wisdom of Athens.
Categories: Religion

Judaism Philosophy Culture

Judaism  Philosophy  Culture

This book contains some of his most influential work, ranging from the nature of Jewish political thought, both classical and medieval, to Christian reactions to Judaism and to varying approaches to the study of the Bible.

Author: Erwin Isak Jakob Rosenthal

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0700712437

Category: History

Page: 366

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One of the outstanding interpreters of Jewish culture in the twentieth century has been Erwin Rosenthal. This book contains some of his most influential work, ranging from the nature of Jewish political thought, both classical and medieval, to Christian reactions to Judaism and to varying approaches to the study of the Bible.
Categories: History

Jewish Philosophy General questions and considerations

Jewish Philosophy  General questions and considerations

Volume One of Jewish Philosophy: Foundations and Extensions is divided thematically.

Author: Raphael Jospe

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: STANFORD:36105132857207

Category: Religion

Page: 274

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Volume One of Jewish Philosophy: Foundations and Extensions is divided thematically. "Foundations of Jewish Philosophy" analyzes how Jewish philosophy is defined, the controversy over faith and reason, and how Sa' adiah Ga'on pioneered the medieval, and Moses Mendelssohn, the modern traditions of Jewish philosophy. "Philosophy and Scripture" explores the relationship of the two major sources of religious thought, reason and revelation. "Non-Philosophical Sources and Their Implications" discusses the existence of the boundaries of philosophical thought.
Categories: Religion

Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age

Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age

On each issue, the author sets the terms of the debate and works toward a constructive resolution.

Author: Kenneth Seeskin

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438419336

Category: History

Page: 246

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Clearly written, historically sophisticated, Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age presents a running dialogue between a rationalist understanding of religion and its many critics, ranging from Descartes and Hume to Kierkegaard, Buber, and Fackenheim. The author confronts such classical problems as divine attributes, creation, revelation, suspension of the ethical, ethics and secular philosophy, the problem of evil, and the importance of the Holocaust. On each issue, the author sets the terms of the debate and works toward a constructive resolution.
Categories: History

Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Surveys the writings of leading Jewish thinkers, attempting to place them in an historical context and describe their contributions to the history of Jewish medieval thought in simple and lucid terms.

Author: Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Publisher: Taylor & Francis US

ISBN: 0700704531

Category: Social Science

Page: 196

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Surveys the writings of leading Jewish thinkers, attempting to place them in an historical context and describe their contributions to the history of Jewish medieval thought in simple and lucid terms.
Categories: Social Science

Central Problems of Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Central Problems of Medieval Jewish Philosophy

This book deals with central issues of medieval Jewish philosophy.

Author: Dov Shṿarts

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004148055

Category: Religion

Page: 282

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This book deals with central issues of medieval Jewish philosophy. Among the subjects treated are divine immanence, the intellect, miracles, and esoteric writing and its limits. The work provides a new perspective on the history of Jewish philosophy in the Middle Ages. Relying on many as yet unpublished manuscripts, which enable it to offer new insights relating to such thinkers as Judah Halevi, Maimonides, and Gersonides, it also presents a new and original perception of the dynamics of Jewish thought in general.
Categories: Religion

The Jewish Philosophy Reader

The Jewish Philosophy Reader

A Chomprehensive anthology of classic writings on Jewish philosophy from the Bible to postmodernism. “The women of the city are not going to rest until they have secured this public library.†—Mrs.

Author: Daniel H. Frank

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415168597

Category: Religion

Page: 618

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A Chomprehensive anthology of classic writings on Jewish philosophy from the Bible to postmodernism.
Categories: Religion

Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age

Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age

United by the new and engaging style of philosophy, the collection explores rabbinic and Talmudic philosophy; Maimonidean philosophy; philosophical theology; and ethics and value theory.

Author: Samuel Lebens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192539380

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Since the classical period, Jewish scholars have drawn on developments in philosophy to enrich our understanding of Judaism. This methodology reached its pinnacle in the medieval period with figures like Maimonides and continued into the modern period with the likes of Rosenzweig. The explosion of Anglo-American/analytic philosophy in the twentieth century means that there is now a host of material, largely unexplored by Jewish philosophy, with which to explore, analyze, and develop the Jewish tradition. Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age features contributions from leading scholars in the field which investigate Jewish texts, traditions, and/or thinkers, in order to showcase what Jewish philosophy can be in an analytic age. United by the new and engaging style of philosophy, the collection explores rabbinic and Talmudic philosophy; Maimonidean philosophy; philosophical theology; and ethics and value theory.
Categories: Religion

Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages

Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages

This is reflected in particular philosophical controversies across a wide range of issues in metaphysics, language, cosmology, and philosophical theology.

Author: T. M. Rudavsky

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192557667

Category: Philosophy

Page: 344

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T. M. Rudavsky presents a new account of the development of Jewish philosophy from the tenth century to Spinoza in the seventeenth, viewed as part of an ongoing dialogue with medieval Christian and Islamic thought. Her aim is to provide a broad historical survey of major figures and schools within the medieval Jewish tradition, focusing on the tensions between Judaism and rational thought. This is reflected in particular philosophical controversies across a wide range of issues in metaphysics, language, cosmology, and philosophical theology. The book illuminates our understanding of medieval thought by offering a much richer view of the Jewish philosophical tradition, informed by the considerable recent research that has been done in this area.
Categories: Philosophy

A History of Medieval Jewish Philosophy

A History of Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Reproduction of the original: A History of Medieval Jewish Philosophy by Isaac Husik

Author: Isaac Husik

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752320404

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Reproduction of the original: A History of Medieval Jewish Philosophy by Isaac Husik
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History of Jewish Philosophy

History of Jewish Philosophy

Jewish philosophy is often presented as an addendum to Jewish religion rather than as a rich and varied tradition in its own right, but the History of Jewish Philosophy explores the entire scope and variety of Jewish philosophy from ...

Author: Daniel H. Frank

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415080644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 934

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Jewish philosophy is often presented as an addendum to Jewish religion rather than as a rich and varied tradition in its own right, but the History of Jewish Philosophy explores the entire scope and variety of Jewish philosophy from philosophical interpretations of the Bible right up to contemporary Jewish feminist and postmodernist thought. The links between Jewish philosophy and its wider cultural context are stressed, building up a comprehensive and historically sensitive view of Jewish philosophy and its place in the development of philosophy as a whole. Includes: · Detailed discussions of the most important Jewish philosophers and philosophical movements · Descriptions of the social and cultural contexts in which Jewish philosophical thought developed throughout the centuries · Contributions by 35 leading scholars in the field, from Britain, Canada, Israel and the US · Detailed and extensive bibliographies
Categories: Philosophy

Alienated Wisdom

Alienated Wisdom

The series Studies and Texts in Scepticism contains monographs, translations, and collected essays exploring scepticism in its dual manifestation as a purely philosophical tradition and as a set of sceptical strategies, concepts, and ...

Author: Giuseppe Veltri

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110604498

Category: Religion

Page: 394

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The present study addresses problems of an epistemological nature which hinge on the question of how to define Jewish thought. It will take its start in an ancient question, that of the relationship between Jewish culture, Greek philosophy, and then Greco-Roman (and Christian) thought in connection with the query into the history and genealogy of wisdom and knowledge. Our journey into the history of the denomination ‘Jewish philosophy’ will include a leg that will lead us to certain declarations of political, moral, and scientific principles, and then on to the birth of what is called philosophia perennis or, in Christian circles, prisca theologia. Our subject of inquiry will thus be the birth of the concept of Jewish philosophy, Jewish theology and Jewish philosophy of religion. A special emphasis will fall on the topic treated in the last part of this study: Jewish scepticism, a theme that involves a philosophical attitude founded on dialectical "enquiry", as the etymology of the Greek word skepsis properly means.
Categories: Religion

Spinoza and Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Spinoza and Medieval Jewish Philosophy

The first of its kind, this essay collection offers an extensive examination of Spinoza's relationship to medieval Jewish philosophy.

Author: Steven Nadler

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107037861

Category: History

Page: 248

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The first of its kind, this essay collection offers an extensive examination of Spinoza's relationship to medieval Jewish philosophy.
Categories: History

Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Medieval Jewish Philosophy

The philosophical movement in mediæval Jewry was the result of the desire and the necessity, felt by the leaders of Jewish thought, of reconciling two apparently independent sources of truth.

Author: Isaac Husik

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783748119616

Category: Philosophy

Page: 769

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The philosophical movement in mediæval Jewry was the result of the desire and the necessity, felt by the leaders of Jewish thought, of reconciling two apparently independent sources of truth. In the middle ages, among Jews as well as among Christians and Mohammedans, the two sources of knowledge or truth which were clearly present to the minds of thinking people, each claiming recognition, were religious opinions as embodied in revealed documents on the one hand, and philosophical and scientific judgments and arguments, the results of independent rational reflection, on the other. Revelation and reason, religion and philosophy, faith and knowledge, authority and independent reflection are the various expressions for the dualism in mediæval thought, which the philosophers and theologians of the time endeavored to reduce to a monism or a unity.
Categories: Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy

General overviews of fifteenth - century Hispano - Jewish philosophy can be found in : Guttmann , Philosophies of Judaism , 242-56 ; C. Sirat , A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages ( Cambridge : Cambridge University Press ...

Author: Daniel H. Frank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521655749

Category: History

Page: 483

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Categories: History

Jewish Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

Jewish Philosophy and Psychoanalysis

It is not reductive , that is , it does not endeavor to argue that psychoanalytic narratives provide a scientific account of what , for example , the Jewish philosophers can only hint at through religious myth . Neither is it apologetic ...

Author: Michael D. Oppenheim

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739116975

Category: Religion

Page: 261

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What distinguishes one human from another? What exactly does it mean to discover your true self? In Jewish Philosophy and Psychoanalysis, Michael Oppenheim adds a modern twist to the age old theories of psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud by interjecting Jewish philosophy. Oppenheim examines the theories and studies of Erik Erikson, British analysts Melanie Klein, W. R. D. Fairbairn, and D.W. Winnicott along with renowned feminist thinker, Luce Irigaray to reassess the relationship between the self and others. The ideas of these psychoanalysts are contrasted with those of Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and Emmanuel Levinas, twentieth century Jewish philosophers. Through dialogue between Jewish philosophy and post-Freudian psychoanalysis theories Oppenheim guides the reader through the interhuman in search of the self.
Categories: Religion

History and Faith

History and Faith

A collection of nine essays by one of the leading scholars in medieval Jewish Philosophy. The volume consists of two parts.

Author: Aviezer Ravitzky

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105023472041

Category: Philosophy

Page: 325

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A collection of nine essays by one of the leading scholars in medieval Jewish Philosophy. The volume consists of two parts. Part I, entitled "Philosophy and History," includes essays on the study of medieval Jewish Philosophy, on the notion of Peace, on the political philosophy of Nissim of Gerona and Isaac Abrabanel, and on Maimonides' views on Messianism. In part II, "Philosophy and Faith," the subjects dealt with are: 'The God of the Philosophers and the God of the Kabbalists', the notion of Miracle in medieval Jewish Philosophy, the esoteric character of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed, and a lost Arabic recension of Aristotle's Parva Naturalia. Professor Aviezer Ravitzky is Chairman of the Department of Jewish Thought, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Categories: Philosophy