History of Jewish Philosophy

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Daniel H. Frank, Oliver Leaman
Psychology Press, 2003 - Philosophy - 934 pages
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Jewish philosophy is often presented as an addendum to Jewish religion rather than as a rich and varied tradition in its own right, but the History of Jewish Philosophy explores the entire scope and variety of Jewish philosophy from philosophical interpretations of the Bible right up to contemporary Jewish feminist and postmodernist thought. The links between Jewish philosophy and its wider cultural context are stressed, building up a comprehensive and historically sensitive view of Jewish philosophy and its place in the development of philosophy as a whole.

Includes:
· Detailed discussions of the most important Jewish philosophers and philosophical movements
· Descriptions of the social and cultural contexts in which Jewish philosophical thought developed throughout the centuries
· Contributions by 35 leading scholars in the field, from Britain, Canada, Israel and the US
· Detailed and extensive bibliographies
  

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Contents

What is Jewish philosophy?
1
The Bible as a source for philosophical reflection
13
Hellenistic Jewish philosophy
38
The Talmud as a source for philosophical reflection
62
The nature of medieval Jewish philosophy
83
The Islamic social and cultural context
93
Kalam in medieval Jewish philosophy
115
Medieval Jewish Neoplatonism
149
The Jewish community of Amsterdam
600
Spinoza
612
The social and cultural context eighteenthcentury Enlightenment
636
Mendelssohn
660
NineteenthCentury German Reform Philosophy
682
The ideology of Wissenschaft des Judentums
706
Samson Raphael Hirsch
721
Traditional reactions to modern Jewish Reform the paradigm of German Orthodoxy
732

Judah Halevi
188
Medieval Jewish Aristotelianism an Introduction
228
Moses Maimonides
245
Maimonides and Aquinas
281
The social and cultural context thirteenth to fifteenth centuries
294
The Maimonidean Controversy
331
Levi ben Gershom Gersonides
379
Chasdai Crescas
399
Medieval and Renaissance Jewish political philosophy
415
Jewish mysticism a philosophical overview
450
Jewish philosophy on the eve of modernity
499
The nature of modern Jewish philosophy
577
The social and cultural context seventeenthcentury Europe
589
Contemporary Jewish philosophy
759
Jewish nationalism
761
Zionism
776
Jewish neoKantianism Hermann Cohen
786
Leo Strauss
820
The Shoah
854
Postmodern Jewish philosophy
875
Jewish feminist thought
885
The future of Jewish philosophy
895
Index of names
908
Index of terms
925
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About the author (2003)

Daniel H. Frank is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Kentucky and editor of Commandment and Community (1995).

Oliver Leaman is Zantker Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Kentucky and co-editor of The History of Islamic Philosophy (1996). With Charles H. Manekin, they are the editors of the Jewish Philosophy Reader (Routledge 2000), a sourcebook of primary text complementing this history.

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