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Jewish Messianism and the History of Philosophy

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ISBN-10: 0521831032

ISBN-13: 9780521831031

Edition: 2004

Authors: Martin Kavka

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Martin Kavka challenges the ancient opposition between Athens and Jerusalem by retrieving the concept of meontology (the doctrine of nonbeing) in one strand of the Jewish philosophical and theological tradition. Kavka's study also offers new interpretations of important contributors to contemporary Continental philosophy. They critique arguments about the role of lived religion in the thought of Jacques Derrida, the role of Greek philosophy in the thought of Emmanuel Levinas, and the ethical importance of the thought of Franz Rosenzweig.
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Book details

List price: $103.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/10/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

List of Abbreviations
Introduction: From Athens to Jerusalem
The Thesis and Two Corollaries
A Preliminary Sketch of the Argument
A Note on Gender
The Meontological Conundrum: Emmanuel Levinas and Emil Fackenheim on the Athens-Jerusalem Conflict
Critical Meontology: Emmanuel Levinas
Dialectical Meontology: Emil Fackenheim
Beyond "Beyond Being": Nonbeing in Plato and Husserl
The Problems of Middle Platonism
The Inadequacy of Unifaceted Definition
Nonbeing, Otherness, and the Coherence of Disparate Elements
Phenomenology and Meontology
Nonbeing as Not-Yet-Being: Meontology in Maimonides and Hermann Cohen
Maimonidean Meontology
The Extirpation of the Passions in Maimonides
Meontology in Cohen's Logik der reinen Erkenntnis
From Teleology to Messianism: Cohen's Interpretation of Maimonides
The Integration of the Community: Religion of Reason
Nonbeing Ensouled, Nonbeing Embodied: Levinas versus Rosenzweig on the Role of the Other in Messianic Anticipation
The Soul, Faithful in Pathos
The Body, Faithful in Eros
Conclusion: Deepening the Roots of the Jewish Meontological Tradition, or contra the Derridean "Messianic"
Mourning Between Introjection and Incorporation
The Mourners of Zion, hadomim lo
Swallowing Tears
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