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Maimonides' Political Thought
Maimonides' Political Thought (May 1999)
Studies in Ethics, Law, and the Human Ideal
Howard Kreisel - Author

Examines Maimonides' political thought in light of his medieval Aristotelian and Jewish sources.

This book presents a series of studies that cover a wide range of issues relating to Maimonides' political thought, including the basis for political and ethical knowledge; the notion of the "good"; imitatio Dei; apparent contradictions in his position on ethics; the conception of God that he attempts to inculcate to ...(Read More)
Past Imperatives
Past Imperatives (August 1998)
Studies in the History and Theory of Jewish Ethics
Louis E. Newman - Author

Explores central questions in the history and theory of Jewish ethics, namely, the relationship between ethics and law, the relationship between ethics and theology, and the problems and prospects for constructing a contemporary Jewish ethic.

Past Imperatives explores the nature and development of Jewish ethics by analyzing three important sets of issues: the relationship between Jewish law and ethics, the relatio...(Read More)
Speaking/Writing of God
Speaking/Writing of God (May 1997)
Jewish Philosophical Reflections on the Life with Others
Michael Oppenheim - Author

Identifies and examines the central insights of Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas concerning the religious dimensions of the relationships between persons and extends these insights in order to explore the relevance of religious language to speak of post-Holocaust Jewish life, the critique of the tradition by feminist Jewish philosophers and theologians, and the challenges of religious pluralism.

"This book offers the best teaching jo...(Read More)
Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics
Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics (February 1997)
Noam J. Zohar - Author

This dialogue between the Jewish normative tradition and Western moral philosophy addresses central contemporary issues in medical ethics.

Alternatives in Jewish Bioethics consists of a dialogue between contemporary, Western moral philosophy and the Jewish tradition of legal/moral discourse (Halakha). Recognizing that no single tradition has a monopoly on valid moral teachings, it seeks to enrich our ethical persp...(Read More)
The Critical Philosophy of Hermann Cohen
The Critical Philosophy of Hermann Cohen (January 1997)
Andrea Poma - Author
John Denton - Translator

This is a translation from the Italian of a study of the work of Hermann Cohen, a figure generally recognized as the most significant Jewish thinker of the past 100 years.
This is a translation of Andrea Poma's La filosofia critica di Hermann Cohen, which first appeared in 1988.
During the second half of the nineteenth century, the German philosophical scene had witnessed the extinction of absolute idealism and the predominance...(Read More)
Maimonides on the
Maimonides on the "Decline of the Generations" and the Nature of Rabbinic Authority (April 1996)
Menachem Kellner - Author

Shows to what extent and in what fashion Jews are bound to accept the opinions and the pronouncements of religious authorities.

Moses Maimonides, medieval Judaism's leading legist and philosopher, and a figure of central importance for contemporary Jewish self-understanding, held a view of Judaism which maintained the authority of the Talmudic rabbis in matters of Jewish law while allowing for free and open inquiry in matters of scienc...(Read More)
Worship of the Heart
Worship of the Heart (October 1995)
A Study of Maimonides' Philosophy of Religion
Ehud Z. Benor - Author

Shows that for Maimonides (medieval Jewish philosopher) prayer as a pure act of worship is essential.

"This book is well written, tightly argued, and philosophically informed. It deals with an important issue that no one else has discussed in this detail. It is significant for Maimonides' scholarship and for philosophy of religion in general because it deals with a timeless question: the significance of prayer. Highly or...(Read More)
Commandment and Community
Commandment and Community (July 1995)
New Essays in Jewish Legal and Political Philosophy
Daniel H. Frank - Editor

This book includes contemporary Jewish political practice, and both systematic and historical treatments of issues in Jewish political theory and legal thought.
This book is divided into two parts, "Judaism and Political Praxis" and "Halakha and the Political Order." The first part is concerned with issues at the interface of Jewish political theory and practice: a Jewish philosophy of justice, the formulation of a practical philosophy b...(Read More)
Gersonides on Providence, Covenant, and the Chosen People
Gersonides on Providence, Covenant, and the Chosen People (April 1995)
A Study in Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Biblical Commentary
Robert Eisen - Author

This is a careful examination of the doctrine of Jewish chosenness in the light of Gersonides's thought on providential suffering and on inherited providence. Gersonides is one of the most interesting and important philosophers of the later Jewish Middle Ages.
"The book is a sober and careful examination of an important issue in Jewish thought: the doctrine of the chosen people. It advances the field of Gersonides' studies; it is the fir...(Read More)
A People Apart
A People Apart (October 1993)
Chosenness and Ritual in Jewish Philosophical Thought
Daniel H. Frank - Editor

"This book deals with two problems central to Jewish theology: the chosenness of the Jewish people and the rationale of the ritual commandments in Judaism. The two topics are naturally connected since the ritual commandments of Judaism most clearly demarcate Judaism from other religions and therefore contribute to the sense of chosenness so widespread among Jews." -- Michael Wyschogrod, Baruch College

"These philosophical refl...(Read More)
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