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Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy (Michael L Morgan Peter Eli Gordon (eds)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2007) 9780521012553
Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy (Michael L Morgan Peter Eli Gordon (eds)) Paperback Book, (Cambridge University Press, 2007) 9780521012553
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Title: The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy

Author: Morgan, Michael L Peter Eli Gordon (eds)

Publisher: Cambridge University Press; Publication Date: 2007

Paperback; ISBN: 9780521012553

Volumes: 1; Pages: 392

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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.Contents1. Introduction: modern Jewish philosophy, modern philosophy, and modern Judaism Michael L. Morgan and Peter Eli Gordon2. Baruch Spinoza and the naturalization of Judaism Steven Nadler3. The liberalism of Moses Mendelssohn Allan Arkush4. Jewish philosophy after Kant: the legacy of Salomon Maimon Paul W. Franks5. Hermann Cohen: Judaism and critical idealism Andrea Poma6. Self, other, text, God: the dialogical thought of Martin Buber Tamara Wright7. Franz Rosenzweig and the philosophy of Jewish existence Peter Eli Gordon8. Leo Strauss and modern Jewish thought Steven B. Smith9. Messianism and modern Jewish philosophy Pierre Bouretz10. Ethics, authority, and autonomy Kenneth Seeskin11. Joseph Soloveitchik and Halakhic man Lawrence Kaplan12. Emmanuel Levinas: Judaism and the primacy of the ethical Richard A. Cohen13. Emil Fackenheim, the Holocaust, and philosophy Michael L. Morgan14. Evil, suffering, and the Holocaust Berel Lang15. Revelation, language, and commentary: from Buber to Derrida Leora Batnitzky16. Feminism and modern Jewish philosophy Tamar Rudavsky
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