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Morgan, Michael L. 1944-

Works: 27 works in 175 publications in 1 language and 10,395 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: D804.3, 940.5318
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael L Morgan
Interim Judaism Jewish thought in a century of crisis by Michael L Morgan( )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 1,637 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Interim JudaismJewish Thought in a Century of CrisisMichael L. MorganProbes the impact of the 20th century on Jewish belief and practice. Confronting the challenges of the 20th century, from modernity and the Great War to the Holocaust and postmodern culture, Jewish thinkers have wrestled with such fundamental issues as redemption and revelation, eternity and history, messianism and politics. From the turn of the century through the 1920s, European Jewish intellectuals confronted alienation
Dilemmas in modern Jewish thought the dialectics of revelation and history by Michael L Morgan( )
4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1,561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the scientific revolution and the rise of modern philosophy to the Enlightenment and the Holocaust, modern events have stimulated new ways of understanding the central concepts and principles of Judaism. Is Judaism a timeless, universal set of beliefs or, rather, is it historical and contingent in its relation to different times and places? Do Jewish beliefs derive their meaning from texts and revelation or from rational argument and experience? Michael L. Morgan addresses major Jewish thinkers from the seventeenth century to the present who have wrestled with the moral and theological dilemmas that history poses for Jewish belief and identity. Among figures discussed are Baruch Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Leo Strauss, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and Emil Fackenheim. By clarifying the tensions and dilemmas that characterize modern thinking about the nature of Judaism and Jewish experience, Morgan clears the way for Jews to appreciate their historical situation and yet locate enduring values and principles in a post-Holocaust world
The philosopher as witness Fackenheim and responses to the Holocaust ( )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The contributors to this book respond to Fackenheim's reflections on the centrality of the Holocaust to philosophy, Jewish thought, and contemporary experience. The book begins with two essays written by Fackenheim himself
Beyond Auschwitz : post-Holocaust Jewish thought in America by Michael L Morgan( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book offers a comprehensive overview of post-Holocaust Jewish theology, quoting from and interpreting all of the significant American writings of the movement
Classics of moral and political theory by Michael L Morgan( Book )
22 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fifth edition of Michael L. Morgan's Classics of Moral and Political Theory broadens the scope and increases the versatility of this landmark anthology by offering new selections from Aristotle's Politics, Aquinas' Disputed Questions on Virtue and Treatise on Law, as well as the entirety of Locke's Letter Concerning Toleration, Kant's To Perpetual Peace, and Nietzsche's On the Advantage and Disadvantage of History for Life
Fackenheim's Jewish philosophy : an introduction by Michael L Morgan( )
6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
A Holocaust reader : responses to the Nazi extermination ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Holocaust Reader features writings by theologians, literary figures, cultural critics, philosophers, political theorists, and others. It surveys the major themes raised by the Holocaust and examines the most provocative and influential responses to these topics and to the Holocaust itself. Organized in a roughly chronological pattern, the volume opens with early responses from the postwar period. Subsequent sections cover the emergence of central theological statements in the late 1960s and 1970s, the development of post-Holocaust thinking in the 1970s and 1980s, and burgeoning reflections on the significance of the death camps. Connections between the Holocaust and important events and episodes in Western culture in the 1980s and 1990s are also discussed. Includes selections from Theodor W. Adorno, Jean Améry, Hannah Arendt, Omer Bartov, Eliezer Berkovits, Michael André Bernstein, Martin Buber, Arthur A. Cohen, A. Roy Eckardt, Emil L. Fackenheim, Saul Friedlander, Amos Funkenstein, Irving Greenberg, Andreas Huyssen, Hans Jonas, Berel Lang, Primo Levi, Johann Baptist Metz, Richard Rubenstein, Kenneth Seeskin, Franklin Sherman, David Tracy, Elie Wiesel, Robert E. Willis, and Michael Wyschogrod. --From publisher's description
The Cambridge companion to modern Jewish philosophy by Michael L Morgan( Book )
20 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy is a collection of original essays that examine the work of some of the most important Jewish thinkers of the modern era - the period extending from the seventeenth century to the late twentieth century."--Jacket
Jewish philosophers and Jewish philosophy by Emil L Fackenheim( Book )
8 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Platonic piety : philosophy and ritual in fourth-century Athens by Michael L Morgan( Book )
7 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Cambridge introduction to Emmanuel Levinas by Michael L Morgan( Book )
13 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This book provides a clear and helpful overview of the philosophical core of the thought of Emmanuel Levinas, one of the most significant and interesting philosophers of the late twentieth century"--
Discovering Levinas by Michael L Morgan( Book )
17 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emmanuel Levinas is well known to students of twentieth-century continental philosophy and especially French philosophy. But he is largely unknown within the circles of Anglo-American philosophy. In Discovering Levinas, Michael L. Morgan shows how this thinker faces in novel and provocative ways central philosophical problems of twentieth century philosophy and religious thought. He tackles this task by placing Levinas in conversation with philosophers such as Donald Davidson, Stanley Cavell, John McDowell, Onora O'Neill, Charles Taylor, and Cora Diamond. He also seeks to understand Levinas within philosophical, religious, and political developments in the history of twentieth-century intellectual culture. Morgan demystifies Levinas by examining in illuminating ways his unfamiliar and surprising vocabulary, interpreting texts with an eye to clarity, and arguing that Levinas can be understood as a philosopher of the everyday. Morgan also shows that Levinas's ethics is not morally and politically irrelevant nor is it excessively narrow and demanding in unacceptable ways. Neither glib dismissal nor fawning acceptance, this book provides a sympathetic reading that can form a foundation for a responsible critique
The Jewish thought of Emil Fackenheim : a reader by Emil L Fackenheim( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Complete works by Benedictus de Spinoza( Book )
9 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The only complete edition in English of Baruch Spinoza's works, this volume features Samuel Shirley's preeminent translations, distinguished at once by the lucidity and fluency with which they convey the flavor and meaning of Spinoza's original texts." "Michael L. Morgan provides a general introduction that places Spinoza in Western philosophy and culture and sketches the philosophical, scientific, religious, moral, and political dimensions of Spinoza's thought. Morgan's brief introductions to each work give a succinct historical, biographical, and philosophical overview. A chronology and index are included."--BOOK JACKET
On shame by Michael L Morgan( Book )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Despite the wide use of shame in the media and politics, through 'name and shame' campaigns and cause-related marketing, it is not a term well or universally understood. This book points to ways in which we can and should use this powerful emotion to address and act against atrocities in the modern world
Philosophical and theological writings by Franz Rosenzweig( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The essential Spinoza : Ethics and related writings by Benedictus de Spinoza( Book )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Designed to facilitate a thoughtful and informed reading of Spinoza's Ethics, this anthology provides the Ethics, related writings, and two valuable appendices: List of Propositions from the Ethics, which helps readers to trace the development of key themes; and Citations in Proofs, a list of all the propositions, corollaries, and scholia in the Ethics, together with all the definitions, axioms, propositions, corollaries, and scholia to which Spinoza refers in the proofs--thus, readers can locate, for a given item, each instance where Spinoza refers to it."--Publisher's website
Rethinking the Messianic idea in Judaism ( )
3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Over the centuries, the messianic tradition has provided the language through which modern Jewish philosophers, socialists, and Zionists envisioned a utopian future. Michael L. Morgan, Steven Weitzman, and an international group of leading scholars ask new questions and provide new ways of thinking about this enduring Jewish idea. Using the writings of Gershom Scholem, which ranged over the history of messianic belief and its conflicted role in the Jewish imagination, these essays put aside the boundaries that divide history from philosophy and religion to offer new perspectives on the role and relevance of messianism today"--
Plato and Greek religion by Michael L Morgan( )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Forms and form-interrelations in Plato's middle dialogues by Michael L Morgan( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Morgan, Michael 1944-
Morgan, Michael Lewis.
Morgan, Michael Lewis 1944-
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