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Maimonides' Cure of Souls
Maimonides' Cure of Souls (October 2009)
Medieval Precursor of Psychoanalysis
David Bakan - Author
Dan Merkur - Author
David S. Weiss - Author

Explores the unacknowledged psychological element in Maimonides’ work, one which prefigures the latter insights of Freud.

Is Moses Maimonides an unacknowledged ancestor of the psychoanalytic movement? In this book, David Bakan, Dan Merkur, and David S. Weiss look at the great medieval Jewish philosopher’s prescription for the cure of souls and its psychological significance. In the Guide of the Per...(Read More)

 
 
The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah
The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah (May 2009)
The Unthought in Political Modernity
Shmuel Trigano - Author
Gila Walker - Translator

An original and revolutionary interpretation of the Jews’ destiny in modern politics.

Is the Shoah a unique event or just one of the many genocides that have occurred (and continue to occur) in modern history? In The Democratic Ideal and the Shoah, Shmuel Trigano begins with the hypothesis that the Shoah must be understood in both universal and singular terms: insofar as it addresses the meaning and va...(Read More)
 
 
Maimonides and His Heritage
Maimonides and His Heritage (January 2009)
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein - Editor
Lenn E. Goodman - Editor
James Allen Grady - Editor

Examines the Jewish philosopher’s influence on theology, philosophy, medicine, and law, and his impact on later thinkers.

This volume celebrates the depth and breadth of Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides’ (1138–1204) achievements. The essays gathered here explore the rich diversity of a heritage that extends over eight hundred years, beginning with Maimonides’ historical context; ranging...(Read More)
 
 
Between Athens and Jerusalem
Between Athens and Jerusalem (March 2008)
Philosophy, Prophecy, and Politics in Leo Strauss's Early Thought
David Janssens - Author

Examines the early works of German-Jewish political philosopher Leo Strauss (1899–1973).

Praised as a major political thinker of the twentieth century and vilified as the putative godfather of contemporary neoconservatism, Leo Strauss (1899–1973) has been the object of heated controversy both in the United States and abroad. This book offers a more balanced appraisal by focusing on Strauss’s earl...(Read More)
 
 
Zionism
Zionism (July 2007)
Past and Present
Nathan Rotenstreich - Author

Traces the dialectical connections between Zionism’s past and present.

In Zionism, the late Nathan Rotenstreich traces the dialectical connections between Zionism’s past and present based on his contention that the Jewish nation comprises both the State of Israel and the Diaspora. He also addresses relations between both Israel and the Diaspora, on the one hand, and Israel and the Arab worl...(Read More)
 
 
The Talmud's Theological Language-Game
The Talmud's Theological Language-Game (April 2006)
A Philosophical Discourse Analysis
Eugene B. Borowitz - Author

Analyzes the structure and logic of aggadic discourse in the Talmud.

In this pioneering effort, noted Jewish philosopher Eugene B. Borowitz opens up the rules by which the language-game of aggadic discourse is carried on in the Talmud, the foundational document of rabbinic and all later Judaism. These findings are compared with the aggadah (the realm in which almost all explicit statements about classic Jewish reli...(Read More)
 
 
The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought
The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought (October 2002)
Abraham Melamed - Author
Lenn E. Goodman - Edited with a foreword by

Illustrates Plato’s theory of the philosopher-king in the context of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thought.

This original treatment of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thinkers expands the scope of Jewish philosophy and adds new depth to our understanding of Jewish culture of the period. While medieval Christian political philosophy was based on Aristotle’s Politics, Muslim and Jewish philosophy adh...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Theodicy
Beyond Theodicy (September 2002)
Jewish and Christian Continental Thinkers Respond to the Holocaust
Sarah K. Pinnock - Author

Explores the work of post-Holocaust Jewish and Christian thinkers who reject theodicy—arguments explaining why a loving God can permit evil and suffering in the world.

Beyond Theodicy analyzes the rising tide of objections to explanations and justifications for why God permits evil and suffering in the world. In response to the Holocaust, striking parallels have emerged between major Jewish and ...(Read More)

 
 
On Meanings of Life
On Meanings of Life (August 2002)
Their Nature and Origin
Jerome Eckstein - Author

Explores the factors that make for a meaningful life.

Addressing the question of what makes life meaningful, Jerome Eckstein explores the ways in which we can heighten or diminish the quality of our life experience. He focuses on two contrasting attitudes toward life experiences: “interested” (goal-oriented) and “intraested” (non-goal-oriented, i.e., something directed only at itself) and shows th...(Read More)
 
 
Leo Strauss
Leo Strauss (June 2002)
The Early Writings (1921-1932)
Leo Strauss - Author
Michael Zank - Editor/translator

Presents the early published writings of the distinguished political philosopher Leo Strauss, available here for the first time in English.

This translation of eighteen virtually unknown early publications provides access for the first time to the origins of Leo Strauss's thought in the intellectual life of the German Jewish 'renaissance' in the 1920s. Themes range from the Enlightenment critique of the...(Read More)
 
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