Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy

ISBN-10: 0521012554

ISBN-13: 9780521012553

Edition: 2006

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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 new 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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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 6/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 406
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

MICHAEL L. MORGAN is Professor in the Philosophy and Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University. He is the author of Platonic Piety: Philosophy and Ritual in Fourth Century Athens and editor of The Jewish Thought of Emil Fackenheim and Classics of Moral and Political Theory.

Contributors
Acknowledgments
Chronology
Introduction: Modern Jewish Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, and Modern Judaism
Baruch Spinoza and the Naturalization of Judaism
The Liberalism of Moses Mendelssohn
Jewish Philosophy after Kant: The Legacy of Salomon Maimon
Hermann Cohen: Judaism and Critical Idealism
Self, Other, Text, God: The Dialogical Thought of Martin Buber
Franz Rosenzweig and the Philosophy of Jewish Existence
Leo Strauss and Modern Jewish Thought
Messianism and Modern Jewish Philosophy
Ethics, Authority, and Autonomy
Joseph Soloveitchik and Halakhic Man
Emmanuel Levinas: Judaism and the Primacy of the Ethical
Emil Fackenheim, the Holocaust, and Philosophy
Evil, Suffering, and the Holocaust
Revelation, Language, and Commentary: From Buber to Derrida
Feminism and Modern Jewish Philosophy
Bibliography
Index
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