New Directions in Jewish Philosophy

New Directions in Jewish Philosophy

STATUS OF JEWISH PHILOSOPHY IN THE UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM IS
ambiguous. It is often regarded as too technical or philosophical for Jewish
Studies and, at the same time, as too Jewish for philosophy departments. The
traditional ...

Author: Aaron W. Hughes

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253221643

Category: Religion

Page: 362

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Breaking with strictly historical or textual perspectives, this book explores Jewish philosophy as philosophy. Often regarded as too technical for Judaic studies and too religious for philosophy departments, Jewish philosophy has had an ambiguous position in the academy. These provocative essays propose new models for the study of Jewish philosophy that embrace wider intellectual arenas—including linguistics, poetics, aesthetics, and visual culture—as a path toward understanding the particular philosophic concerns of Judaism. As they reread classic Jewish texts, the essays articulate a new set of questions and demonstrate the vitality and originality of Jewish philosophy.
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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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Jewish Philosophy

Jewish Philosophy

CHAPTER 1 Introduction The purpose of the book This book is intended to
introduce students of all ages and backgrounds to the study of Jewish philosophy
. The chapter structure presupposes that it will be used in one of two formats .

Author: Norbert Samuelson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826492444

Category: Religion

Page: 352

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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.
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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,
seeking to ...

Author: Michael D. Oppenheim

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739116975

Category: Philosophy

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: Philosophy

Paradigms in Jewish Philosophy

Paradigms in Jewish Philosophy

Raphael Jospe Academic Jewish studies in general, and Jewish philosophy in
particular, are both multicultural and interdisciplinary. The multicultural dimension
of Jewish studies is a necessary consequence of the Jewish people's ...

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.
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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
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Jewish Philosophy and the Academy

Jewish Philosophy and the Academy

Gershon Greenberg Theoretical Considerations In discussing nineteenth-century
Jewish thought/philosophy — which is generally associated with developments
between Mendelssohn and the late Hermann Cohen/Franz Rosenzweig, rather ...

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
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Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Medieval Jewish Philosophy

What is Jewish philosophy? The answer depends on how philosophy is
understood. There is no doubt that the ancient Israelites reflected philosophically
on the origin of the universe and the nature and activity of God. Thus the Hebrew
Bible ...

Author: Lavinia Cohn-Sherbok

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136788406

Category: Social Science

Page: 220

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Beginning with the earliest philosopher of the Middle Ages, Saadiah ben Joseph al-Fayyumi, this work surveys the writings of such figures as Solomon ben Joseph ibn Gabirol, Bahya ben Joseph ibn Pakuda, Abraham ben david Halevi ibn Daud, Judah Halevi, Moses Maimonides, Gersonides, Hasdai Crescas, Simon ben Zemah Duran, Joseph Albo, Isaac Arama, and Isaac Abrabanel. Throughout an attempt is made to place these thinkers in an historical context and describe their contributions to the history of Jewish medieval thought in simple and lucid terms. The book is directed to students enrolled in Jewish studies courses as well as to those who seek an awareness and appreciation of the riches of medieval Jewish philosophical tradition.
Categories: Social Science

The Jewish Philosophy Reader

The Jewish Philosophy Reader

Not all the opponents of Aristotelianism were of the same stripe. Some of the
more extreme traditionalists were opposed to the study of any non-Jewish
subjects; other demurred from the undue emphasis placed on philosophical
study and the ...

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

Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age

Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age

The Problem of "Jewish" Philosophy The notion of an inquiry that is both Jewish
and philosophical has long been problematic. Philosophy is not indigenous to
Judaism. With the exception of Philo, whose direct influence lay mainly with ...

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

Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy

Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy

CHAPTER IO The Holocaust As we have seen , there is a well - developed
discussion in Jewish philosophy about the role of evil and suffering in a world
created by God . This discussion received new impetus after the Holocaust , but
the ...

Author: Oliver Leaman

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521427223

Category: Religion

Page: 257

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Oliver Leaman examines questions surrounding the suffering of the chosen people.
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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
more ...

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

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy

enton] Was Hermann Cohen a Jewish thinker or a German philosopher? Did he
belong chiefly to the tradition of Jewish philosophy or instead to the classical
tradition of critical idealism, of which Kant is the paradigmatic figure and
fundamental ...

Author: Michael L. Morgan

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139826778

Category: Religion

Page:

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Modern Jewish philosophy emerged in the seventeenth century, with the impact of the new science and modern philosophy on thinkers who were reflecting upon the nature of Judaism and Jewish life. This collection of essays examines the work of several of the most important of these figures, from the seventeenth to the late-twentieth centuries, and addresses themes central to the tradition of modern Jewish philosophy: language and revelation, autonomy and authority, the problem of evil, messianism, the influence of Kant, and feminism. Included are essays on Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Cohen, Buber, Rosenzweig, Fackenheim, Soloveitchik, Strauss, and Levinas. Other thinkers discussed include Maimon, Benjamin, Derrida, Scholem, and Arendt. The sixteen original essays are written by a world-renowned group of scholars especially for this volume and give a broad and rich picture of the tradition of modern Jewish philosophy over a period of four centuries.
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Jewish Philosophy A Z

Jewish Philosophy A Z

Once we join together the particularism that is associated with the adjective “
Jewish' and the universalism inherent to the noun philosophy', we would seem to
be left with some sort of oxymoron. This perplexity is compounded by the fact that
 ...

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

What is Jewish Philosophy

What is Jewish Philosophy

In both cases , Judaism is understood to be an invariable “ given ” , prior to and
transcending changing philosophies . Above and beyond any philosophy which
changes according to the Zeitgeist stands “ the essence of Judaism ” , namely
that ...

Author: Raphael Jospe

Publisher: Open University of Israel

ISBN: 9650610952

Category: Jewish philosophy

Page: 79

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Categories: Jewish philosophy

An Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy

An Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy

8 Mendelssohn and Modern Jewish Thought If in no other way, Spinoza's critique
of the Bible makes him the first modern Jewish thinker. In the middle ages, the
following was a primary issue. Given that God is the author of the Torah, every ...

Author: Norbert Max Samuelson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0887069592

Category: Social Science

Page: 320

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The book is divided into three sections. The first provides a general historical overview for the Jewish thought that follows. The second summarizes the variety of basic kinds of popular, positive Jewish commitment in the twentieth century. The third and major section summarizes the basic thought of those modern Jewish philosophers whose thought is technically the best and/or the most influential in Jewish intellectual circles. The Jewish philosophers covered include Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Mordecai Kaplan, and Emil Fackenheim. The text includes summaries and a selected bibliography of primary and secondary sources.
Categories: Social Science

Rethinking Jewish Philosophy

Rethinking Jewish Philosophy

See, for example, Randi Rashkover, Revelation and Theopolitics: Barth,
Rosenzweig, and the Politics of Praise (London: T&T Clark, 2005), 9–53; Martin
Kavka, Jewish Messianism and the History of Philosophy (Cambridge:
Cambridge ...

Author: Aaron W. Hughes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199356812

Category: Philosophy

Page: 170

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Rather than assume that the terms "philosophy" and "Judaism" simply belong together, Aaron W. Hughes explores the juxtaposition and the creative tension that ensues from their cohabitation. He examines the historical, cultural, intellectual, and religious filiations between Judaism and philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Fackenheim s Jewish Philosophy

Fackenheim s Jewish Philosophy

philosophical method that is receptive enough to explore a wide range of human
experience without the biases ... Also in his preface, Fackenheim uses this
picture to raise a problem about the very possibility of Jewish philosophy; in fact,
 ...

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

Eliezer Schweid

Eliezer Schweid

The Responsibility of Jewish Philosophy Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Aaron W.
Hughes. EdiToRS' inTRoduCTion To SERiES it is customary to begin studies
devoted to the topic of Jewish philoso- phy defining what exactly this term,
concept, ...

Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004249790

Category: Religion

Page: 270

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This volume features Eliezer Schweid’s most original essays and an interview with him. Together they express his fundamental outlook: the faith of a secular Jew, articulating responsibility toward one’s neighbor, one’s people, the world, and God in a secular age.
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Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age

Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age

brought us the German moment, in which Jewish philosophy was framed and
deeply shaped by the thought of Kant and Hegel (we should add that the “
German moment” actually included important influences from France, including
Henri ...

Author: Samuel Lebens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192539373

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.
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