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 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

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, USA

ISBN: 9780198811374

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

Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Its Literary Forms

Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Its Literary Forms

Important works include Isaac Husik, A History of Mediaeval Jewish Philosophy (
Philadelphia, PA: Jewish Publication Society of America, 1916); Julius Guttmann,
Philosophies of Judaism: A History of Jewish Philosophy from Biblical Times to ...

Author: Aaron W. Hughes

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253042552

Category: Philosophy

Page: 456

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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

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

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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

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

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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.
Categories: Religion

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 for the Twenty First Century

Jewish Philosophy for the Twenty First Century

Jewish Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century showcases living Jewish thinkers who produce innovative ideas taking into consideration theology, hermeneutics, politics, ethics, science and technology, law, gender, and ecology.

Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004279629

Category: Religion

Page: 560

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Jewish Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century showcases living Jewish thinkers who produce innovative ideas taking into consideration theology, hermeneutics, politics, ethics, science and technology, law, gender, and ecology.
Categories: Religion

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 Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy

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 ...

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.
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: 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

Philosophy and Philosophical Authors of the Jews

Philosophy and Philosophical Authors of the Jews

B 755 112 Xla PREFACE . My principal design in publishing this little volume is to
give to the public an English translation of a highly - learned and a very
interesting sketch of the Jewish philosophy as it appeared in France ( Paris ,
1849 ) ...

Author: Salomon Munk

Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0095704045

Category: Jewish philosophy

Page: 60

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Categories: Jewish 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
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Memoirs of Moses Mendelsohn the Jewish Philosopher

Memoirs of Moses Mendelsohn  the Jewish Philosopher

It is by virtue that I wish to shame the opprobrious opinion commonly entertained
of a Jew , and not by controversial writings . My religious tenets , philosophy ,
station in civil society , all furnish me with the most cogent reason for abstaining ...

Author: M. Samuels

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:A0008452443

Category: Christianity and other religions

Page: 171

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Categories: Christianity and other religions

Rethinking Jewish Philosophy

Rethinking Jewish Philosophy

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.

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

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

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: 9780429966385

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

Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy An

Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy  An

Most Jews inclined to define Judaism on religious grounds sought to
deemphasize the nationalist-cultural inheritance of their people, but they did not
totally deny it. With the exception of only the most radical fringe of the Reform
movement, ...

Author: Norbert M. Samuelson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438418575

Category: History

Page: 330

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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: History

Studies in Jewish Philosophy

Studies in Jewish Philosophy

This book brings together for the first time a collection of essays by some of the most distinguished contemporary Jewish philosophers on issues such as the nature of Jewish philosophy from the perspectives of general philosophy, classical ...

Author: Norbert Max Samuelson

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: STANFORD:36105040631215

Category: Philosophy

Page: 591

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This book brings together for the first time a collection of essays by some of the most distinguished contemporary Jewish philosophers on issues such as the nature of Jewish philosophy from the perspectives of general philosophy, classical Jewish philosophy and Jewish law, the role of reason and revelation as authority in Judaism, and the impact of contemporary philosophy of history and language on Judaism. The book is a living record of the revitalization of Jewish philosophy in the post-Holocaust world. Co-published with Studies in Judaism.
Categories: Philosophy

Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy

Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy

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

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.
Categories: Religion

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