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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)
 
 
Jewish Themes in Spinoza's Philosophy
Jewish Themes in Spinoza's Philosophy (May 2002)
Heidi M. Ravven - Editor
Lenn E. Goodman - Editor

Explores Jewish aspects of Spinoza's philosophy from a wide variety of perspectives.

Breaking new ground in the study of Spinoza's philosophy, the essays in this volume explore the extent to which Spinoza may be considered a Jewish thinker. The rich diversity of Spinoza scholarship today is represented here by a wide range of intellectual methods and scholarly perspectives—from Jewish philosophy and history,...(Read More)
 
 
Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment
Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment (April 2002)
Deciphering Scripture and Midrash in The Guide of the Perplexed
James Arthur Diamond - Author

Winner of the Nachman Sokol-Mollie Halberstadt Prize in Biblical/Rabbinic Scholarship from the Canadian Jewish Book Awards Committee

Examines how Maimonides integrates scriptural and rabbinic literature into his magnum opus, The Guide of the Perplexed.

Maimonides and the Hermeneutics of Concealment demonstrates the type of hermeneutic that the medieval Jewish philosopher Moses Maimon...(Read More)
 
 
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 1
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 1 (January 2001)
Greek Philosophy, Maimonides
Jacob Neusner - Editor

A selection of his more important writings.

This volume of Marvin Fox’s essays offers to a new generation of scholars of Jewish thought and philosophy a selection of his more important writings. The essays collected and presented here represent the selections of Dr. June Fox in consultation with the editor.

Professor Marvin Fox received his B.A. in philosophy in 1942 f...(Read More)
 
 
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 2
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 2 (January 2001)
Some Philosophers
Jacob Neusner - Editor

A selection of his more important writings.

This second volume of Marvin Fox’s essays offers to a new generation of scholars of Jewish thought and philosophy a selection of his more important writings. The essays collected and presented here represent the selections of Dr. June Fox in consultation with the editor.

Professor Marvin Fox received his BA in philosophy in ...(Read More)
 
 
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 3
Marvin Fox: Collected Essays on Philosophy and on Judaism, Vol. 3 (January 2001)
Ethics, Reflections
Jacob Neusner - Editor

A selection of his more important writings.

This volume of his essays offers to a new generation of scholars of Jewish thought and philosophy a selection of his more important writings. The essays collected and presented here represent the selections of Dr. June Fox in consultation with the editor.

Professor Marvin Fox received his B.A. in philosophy in 1942 from Northwes...(Read More)
 
 
The Fence and the Neighbor
The Fence and the Neighbor (November 2000)
Emmanuel Levinas, Yeshayahu Leibowitz, and Israel among the Nations
Adam Zachary Newton - Author

Reviews the potentially complementary albeit sharp differences between two important contemporary Jewish philosophers.

The Fence and the Neighbor traces the contours of two thinkers, Emmanuel Levinas and Yeshayahu Leibowitz, who crossed the divide between Talmud and philosophy "proper." Adam Zachary Newton shows how the question of nationalism that has so long haunted Western philosophy--the question of ...(Read More)
 
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