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Understanding the sick and the healthy : a view of world, man, and God

Author: Franz Rosenzweig; Nahum N Glatzer; Hilary Putnam
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.
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"Franz Rosenzweig, one of the century's great Jewish thinkers, wrote his gem of a "little book" in 1921 as a more accessible precis of his famous Star of Redemption. An elegant introduction to Rosenzweig's "new thinking," Understanding the Sick and the Healthy was written for a lay audience and takes the form of an ironic narrative about convalescence. With superb simplicity and beauty, it puts forth an important  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franz Rosenzweig; Nahum N Glatzer; Hilary Putnam
ISBN: 0674921194 9780674921191
OCLC Number: 40433168
Notes: Originally published: New York : Noonday Press, 1953.
Description: 118 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction,1999 Introduction Preface to the "Expert" Preface to the Reader 1. THE ATTACK OF PARALYSIS 2. VISIT Al' THE SICKBED 3. DIAGNOSIS 4. THERAPY 5. A PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE OF LETTERS 6. THE CURE: FIRST WEEK 7. THE CURE: SECOND WEEK 8. THE CURE: THIRD WEEK 9. CONVALESCENCE 10. BACK To WORK Epilogue to the "Expert" Epilogue to the Reader Notes Acknowledgments Chronology and Works
Other Titles: Büchlein vom gesunden und kranken Menschenverstand.
Responsibility: Franz Rosenzweig ; with a new introduction by Hilary Putnam ; [edited with an introduction by N.N. Glatzer].

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"Franz Rosenzweig, one of the century's great Jewish thinkers, wrote his gem of a "little book" in 1921 as a more accessible precis of his famous Star of Redemption. An elegant introduction to Rosenzweig's "new thinking," Understanding the Sick and the Healthy was written for a lay audience and takes the form of an ironic narrative about convalescence. With superb simplicity and beauty, it puts forth an important critique of the nineteenth-century German Idealist philosophical tradition and expresses a powerful vision of Jewish religion. Harvard's Hilary Putnam provides a new introduction to this classic work for a contemporary audience. Readers with an interest in Jewish philosophy, twentieth-century philosophy, or the philosophy of religion will find Rosenzweig's "little book" a treasure."--Jacket.

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