History of Jewish Philosophy

History of Jewish Philosophy

The idea of placing histories of Islamic and Jewish philosophy in such close
proximity to a history of Western philosophy is in our view timely and important.
Jewish and Islamic philosophy are often viewed as mere footnotes in general
histories ...

Author: Daniel Frank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134894352

Category: Philosophy

Page: 952

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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

The Jewish Philosophy Reader

The Jewish Philosophy Reader

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

Author: Daniel H. Frank

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415168600

Category: Philosophy

Page: 618

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

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

The Art of Dialogue in Jewish Philosophy

The Art of Dialogue in Jewish Philosophy

First , some kind of definition of what I mean by Jewish philosophy is in order .
Jewish philosophy is a modern term ; none of the thinkers discussed in this study
, with the possible exception of those mentioned in the epilogue , would have ...

Author: Aaron W. Hughes

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124090593

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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Jewish philosophy as a dynamic literary, cultural, and social practice
Categories: Literary Criticism

Jewish Philosophers and Jewish Philosophy

Jewish Philosophers and Jewish Philosophy

While providing access to key Jewish thinkers of the past, this volume highlights the exciting achievements of one of today's most creative and most important Jewish philosophers.

Author: Emil L. Fackenheim

Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press

ISBN: UOM:39015038163880

Category: Philosophy

Page: 269

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If, in content and in method, philosophy and religion conflict, can there be a Jewish philosophy? What makes a Jewish thinker a philosopher? Emil L. Fackenheim confronts these questions in a profound and insightful series of essays on the great Jewish thinkers from Maimonides through Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and Leo Strauss. Fackenheim also contemplates the task of Jewish philosophy after the Holocaust. While providing access to key Jewish thinkers of the past, this volume highlights the exciting achievements of one of today's most creative and most important Jewish philosophers.
Categories: Philosophy

Fackenheim s Jewish Philosophy

Fackenheim s Jewish Philosophy

In this book, renowned Fackenheim expert Michael L. Morgan offers the first examination of the full scope of Fackenheim’s 60-year career, beyond simply his work on the Holocaust.

Author: Michael L. Morgan

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442660502

Category: Philosophy

Page: 416

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Emil L. Fackenheim, one of the most significant Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century, is best known for his deep and rich engagement with the implications of the Nazi Holocaust on Jewish thought, Christian theology, and philosophy. However, his career as a philosopher and theologian began two decades prior to his first efforts to confront that horrific event. In this book, renowned Fackenheim expert Michael L. Morgan offers the first examination of the full scope of Fackenheim’s 60-year career, beyond simply his work on the Holocaust. Fackenheim’s Jewish Philosophy explores the most important themes of Fackenheim’s philosophical and religious thought and how these remained central, if not always in immutable ways, over his entire career. Morgan also provides insight into Fackenheim’s indebtedness to Kant, Hegel, and rabbinic midrash, as well as the changing character of his philosophical “voice.” The work concludes with a chapter evaluating Fackenheim’s legacy for present and future Jewish philosophy and philosophy more generally.
Categories: Philosophy

Jewish Philosophy and the Academy

Jewish Philosophy and the Academy

This dual challenge shapes the diverse papers in this volume."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Author: International Center for University Teaching of Jewish Civilization

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838636438

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

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"Jewish Philosophy and the Academy reflects in broad terms on the current state of Jewish philosophy in the university. This generation of university teachers lives at a unique historic junction. It is the last to be taught by the giants of European Wissenschaft des Judentums and the first to experience the remarkable expansion of Judaic scholarship in Israel and abroad." "Emil Fackenheim suggests that if we are indebted to Athens for the philosophical method, we are also indebted to Jerusalem for the ethical content of philosophy, which is both an intellectual and a moral challenge. This dual challenge shapes the diverse papers in this volume."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Categories: Philosophy

Jewish Philosophy

Jewish Philosophy

Surveys the history of Jewish philosophy, from the formation of the Hebrew Scriptures. This book is intended for courses in Jewish philosophy, as well as for more general courses in religious thought, Judaism, and philosophy.

Author: Norbert Samuelson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826492444

Category: Religion

Page: 352

View: 752

Surveys the history of Jewish philosophy, from the formation of the Hebrew Scriptures. This book is intended for courses in Jewish philosophy, as well as for more general courses in religious thought, Judaism, and philosophy. It highlights the Hebrew Scriptures, the Midrash, medieval rabbinic commentaries, and modern works of Jewish theology.
Categories: Religion

A Jewish Philosophy and Pattern of Life

A Jewish Philosophy and Pattern of Life

Drawing on the vast resources of the biblical-rabbinic tradition and of general philosophic and religious thought, this comprehensive discussions could prove helpful in formulating a personal philosophy and pattern of life constructively ...

Author: Simon Greenberg

Publisher: Jewish Theological Seminary of amer

ISBN: UVA:X000369321

Category: Religion

Page: 550

View: 617

Drawing on the vast resources of the biblical-rabbinic tradition and of general philosophic and religious thought, this comprehensive discussions could prove helpful in formulating a personal philosophy and pattern of life constructively integrating one's Jewish, American, and human heritages. (Judiasm)
Categories: Religion

Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

The problems which are emphasized are the crisis of humanism and the quest for new thinking. This book provides a new approach to philosophical anthropology.

Author: Irene Kajon

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415341639

Category: History

Page: 173

View: 366

Contemporary Jewish Philosophy offers a comprehensive survey of Jewish philosophy in the twentieth century. At the same time, it gives an appraisal of the meaning of this philosophy within the context of the history of philosophy. Jewish philosophers who are introduced are the most important in this age: Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss, Emmanuel Le;vinas. The problems which are emphasized are the crisis of humanism and the quest for new thinking. This book provides a new approach to philosophical anthropology.
Categories: History

Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life

Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life

An additional presence in the book is Ludwig Wittgenstein, who, although not a practicing Jew, thought about religion in ways that Putnam juxtaposes to the views of Rosenzweig, Buber, and Levinas.

Author: Hilary Putnam

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253351333

Category: Philosophy

Page: 121

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A distinguished philosopher's personal response to the 20th century's major Jewish thinkers
Categories: Philosophy

The Classic Jewish Philosophers

The Classic Jewish Philosophers

This book provides a standard reference of the major medieval Jewish philosophers, as well as an eminently readable narrative of the course of medieval Jewish philosophical thought, presented as a response to the spiritual-intellectual ...

Author: Eliezer Schweid

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004162136

Category: Religion

Page: 490

View: 484

This book provides a standard reference of the major medieval Jewish philosophers, as well as an eminently readable narrative of the course of medieval Jewish philosophical thought, presented as a response to the spiritual-intellectual challenges facing Judaism in that period.
Categories: Religion

Judaism As Philosophy

Judaism As Philosophy

In this volume, Howard Kreisel revisits some of his most important essays, many of them appearing here in English for the first time.

Author: Howard Kreisel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1618111795

Category: Philosophy

Page: 486

View: 519

The studies comprising this volume, most of them appearing for the first time in English, deal with some of the main topics in Maimonides' philosophy and that of his followers in Provence. At the heart of these topics lies the issue of whether they adopted a completely naturalistic picture of the workings of the world order, or left room for the volitional activity of God in history. These topics include divine law, creation, the Account of the Chariot, prophet and sage, Mosaic prophecy, reasons for the commandments, and prayer. Special attention is paid to three lesser known but highly significant Provencal Jewish thinkers: Moses Ibn Tibbon, Levi ben Avraham, and Moses of Marseilles."
Categories: Philosophy

Is There a Jewish Philosophy

Is There a Jewish Philosophy

Typical of his approach is the question with which this selection of essays opens: in what sense can we talk about Jewish philosophy, and what can we expect to find if we look for it?

Author: Leon Roth

Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish Civi

ISBN: STANFORD:36105029091258

Category: History

Page: 199

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Leon Roth (1896-1963) was the first Professor of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He wanted to encourage his students to think, and to think about their Judaism. Typical of his approach is the question with which this selection of essays opens: in what sense can we talk about Jewish philosophy, and what can we expect to find if we look for it? Defining philosophy as 'the search, through thought, for the permanent,' Roth argues that in order to say whether there is a truly Jewish philosophy one has to 'rethink fundamentals' - those elements in our lives, in history, in nature which appear to be not incidental and trivial but basic. The twelve elegantly written essays published here represent a selection of Roth's explanations of various aspects of his theme.
Categories: History

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

View: 675

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

Beginnings in Jewish Philosophy

Beginnings in Jewish Philosophy

Discusses the beliefs of Judaism and their application to life in today's world.

Author: Meyer Levin

Publisher: Behrman House, Inc

ISBN: 0874410630

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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Discusses the beliefs of Judaism and their application to life in today's world.
Categories: Religion

Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Its Literary Forms

Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Its Literary Forms

This was not always the case. The contributors to this collected work consider Jewish philosophy in the medieval period, when new genres and forms of written expression were flourishing in the wake of renewed interest in ancient philosophy.

Author: Aaron W. Hughes

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253042552

Category: Philosophy

Page: 456

View: 590

Too often the study of philosophical texts is carried out in ways that do not pay significant attention to how the ideas contained within them are presented, articulated, and developed. This was not always the case. The contributors to this collected work consider Jewish philosophy in the medieval period, when new genres and forms of written expression were flourishing in the wake of renewed interest in ancient philosophy. Many medieval Jewish philosophers were highly accomplished poets, for example, and made conscious efforts to write in a poetic style. This volume turns attention to the connections that medieval Jewish thinkers made between the literary, the exegetical, the philosophical, and the mystical to shed light on the creativity and diversity of medieval thought. As they broaden the scope of what counts as medieval Jewish philosophy, the essays collected here consider questions about how an argument is formed, how text is put into the service of philosophy, and the social and intellectual environment in which philosophical texts were produced.
Categories: Philosophy

3 Jewish Philosophers

3 Jewish Philosophers

This anthology brings together the most important works of three Jewish Philosophers of the Middle Ages.

Author: Yochanan Lewy

Publisher: Toby Press

ISBN: IND:30000081609210

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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This anthology brings together the most important works of three Jewish Philosophers of the Middle Ages. It includes selections of the writings of Philo of Alexandria, edited with an introduction by Hans Lewy; Sa'adia Gaon's Book of Doctrine's and Beliefs, abridged, introduced and translated from the Arabic by Alexander Altmann; and Yehuda Halevi's influential Kuzari, abridged and with an introduction and commentary by Isaak Heinemann, with a selection of Halevi's poetry. All educated students of Jewish thought should be familiar with these seminal writers.
Categories: Fiction

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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This comprehensive survey of medieval Jewish philosophy provides in-depth coverage for such major figures as Saadiah Gaon, Maimonides, Abraham Ibn Ezra, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daoud and Gersonides.
Categories: Philosophy

Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity

Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity

Essays and Lectures in Modern Jewish Thought Leo Strauss Kenneth Hart Green
. Appendix 1: Plan of a Book Tentatively Entitled Philosophy and the Law:
Historical Essays1 Although certain parts of the book will necessarily be of a
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Author: Leo Strauss

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438421445

Category: History

Page: 505

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Explores the impact on Jews and Judaism of the crisis of modernity, analyzing modern Jewish dilemmas and providing a prescription for their resolution.
Categories: History