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
Author: Samuel Lebens
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
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.
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
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.
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
Author: Daniel Frank
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
Identifies and examines the central insights of Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas concerning the religious dimensions of the relationships between persons and extends these insights in order to explore the relevance of religious ...
Author: Michael Oppenheim
Publisher: SUNY Press
Identifies and examines the central insights of Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas concerning the religious dimensions of the relationships between persons and extends these insights in order to explore the relevance of religious language to speak of post-Holocaust Jewish life, the critique of the tradition by feminist Jewish philosophers and theologians, and the challenges of religious pluralism.
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
Author: Michael L. Morgan
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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.
See the comments in Seeskin, Autonomy in Jewish Philosophy, 178. 20. Cohen,
Religion of Reason out of the Sources of Judaism, 147. 21. Bergman, Dialogical
Philosophy from Kierkegaard to Buber, 153-154. 22. E.g., Religion of Reason out
Author: Aaron W. Hughes
Jewish philosophy as a dynamic literary, cultural, and social practice
A Chomprehensive anthology of classic writings on Jewish philosophy from the Bible to postmodernism. â€œThe women of the city are not going to rest until they have secured this public library.â€ â€”Mrs.
Author: Daniel H. Frank
Publisher: Psychology Press
A Chomprehensive anthology of classic writings on Jewish philosophy from the Bible to postmodernism.