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Jewish philosophers and Jewish philosophy

Author: Emil L Fackenheim; Michael L Morgan
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1996.
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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  Read more...
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Fackenheim, Emil L.
Jewish philosophers and Jewish philosophy.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1996
(OCoLC)605444198
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Emil L Fackenheim; Michael L Morgan
ISBN: 0253330629 9780253330628
OCLC Number: 33970400
Notes: The Mazal Holocaust Collection.
Description: xviii, 269 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Jewish philosophers: The possibility of the universe in Al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, and Maimonides --
Samuel Hirsch and Hegel --
Hermann Cohen -after fifty years --
Martin Buber's concept of revelation --
Martin Buber: universal and Jewish aspects of the I-thou philosophy --
The systematic role of the matrix (existence) and apex (Yom Kippur) of Jewish religious life in Rosenzweig's Star of redemption --
Leo Strauss and modern Judaism --
Pinchas Peli as a Jewish philosopher --
pt. 2. The Holocaust and philosophy: Holocaust --
The Holocaust and philosophy --
Philosophical reflection son Claude Lanzmann's Shoah --
Holocaust and Weltanschauung: philosophical reflections on why they did it --
pt. 3. Jewish philosophy: What is Jewish philosophy?: reflections on Athens, Jerusalem, and the Western Academy --
Jewish philosophy in the academy --
The 614th commandment reconsidered --
A political philosophy for the State of Israel: fragments --
Pillars of Zionism --
A retrospective of my thought.
Responsibility: Emil L. Fackenheim ; edited by Michael L. Morgan.

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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.

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