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Genocide in Jewish thought

Author: David Patterson
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012. ©2012
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"Among the topics explored in this book are ways of viewing the soul, the relation between body and soul, environmentalist thought, the phenomenon of torture, and the philosophical and theological warrants for genocide. Presenting an analysis of abstract modes of thought that have contributed to genocide, the book argues that a Jewish model of concrete thinking may inform our understanding of the abstractions that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Patterson, David, 1948-
Genocide in Jewish thought.
Cambridge; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012
(DLC) 2011046220
(OCoLC)761537963
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Patterson
ISBN: 9781139232180 1139232185 9781139233729 1139233726
OCLC Number: 801405926
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 252 pages)
Contents: Introduction: a name, not an essence --
1. Why Jewish thought, and what makes it Jewish? --
2. Deadly philosophical abstraction --
3. The stranger in your midst --
4. Nefesh: the soul as flesh and blood --
5. The environmentalist contribution to genocide --
6. Torture --
7. Hunger and homelessness --
8. Philosophy, religion, and genocide --
A concluding reflection on body and soul.
Responsibility: David Patterson, University of Texas at Dallas.
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