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Encounters between Judaism and modern philosophy : a preface to future Jewish thought

Author: Emil L Fackenheim
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [1973]
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Fackenheim, Emil L.
Encounters between Judaism and modern philosophy.
New York, Basic Books [1973]
(OCoLC)631757779
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emil L Fackenheim
ISBN: 0465019692 9780465019694
OCLC Number: 635876
Description: xi, 275 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. Elijah and the empiricists --
The possibility of divine presence --
Judaism and empiricism --
Verification --
Falsification --
Faith and the limits of empiricism --
Epilogue --
Chapter 2. Abraham and the Kantians --
Moral duties and divine commandments --
On the revealed morality of Judaism --
Pre-Kantian philosophy and the revealed morality of Judaism --
The revolutionary Kantian thesis of moral self-legislation --
Kant's moral theology --
Judaism between autonomy and heteronomy --
The pristine commanding presence in Judaism --
The Torah as bridge between divine giver and human recipient --
The parting of ways between Kant and Judaism --
On the Akedah, or sacrifice and martyrdom --
On human sacrifice, or the Akedah as perpetually reenacted and superseded past --
On Kiddush Hashem or martyrdom, or the Akedah as present reality --
The impossible question --
Chapter 3. Mosses and the Hegelians: Jewish existence in the modern world --
Hegel's account of Judaism --
A preliminary confrontation --
Athens and Jerusalem --
"Old" and "new" Jerusalem --
Jewish existence in the Bourgeois-Protestant world --
Left-wing Hegelianism and "the Jewish problem" --
Judaism and Hegelianism: a contemporary encounter --
Chapter 4. Idolatry as a modern possibility --
Classical Judaism and idolatry --
Protestant concepts of idolatry --
The process of demythologizing --
Modern idolatry --
The leap from ideology to execution --
Idolatry in America --
Covenant with a jealous God --
chapter 5. Existentialist finale- and beginning --
Sarte --
Heidegger --
Conclusion --
Beginning.
Responsibility: by Emil L. Fackenheim.

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