An Introduction to Modern Jewish Philosophy

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SUNY Press, 1989 - Social Science - 320 pages
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The book is divided into three sections. The first provides a general historical overview for the Jewish thought that follows. The second summarizes the variety of basic kinds of popular, positive Jewish commitment in the twentieth century. The third and major section summarizes the basic thought of those modern Jewish philosophers whose thought is technically the best and/or the most influential in Jewish intellectual circles. The Jewish philosophers covered include Spinoza, Mendelssohn, Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, Mordecai Kaplan, and Emil Fackenheim.

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Contents

Migrations from Spain and the Popularization of Kabbalah
3
Emancipation and Its Consequences
20
Settlement in America
29
The Holocaust and the State of Israel
48
Popular Expressions of Modern Judaism
61
Introduction to Part II
63
Jewish Religion
65
Jewish Secularism
90
Baruch Spinoza
115
Mendelssohn and Modern Jewish Thought
143
Hermann Cohen
162
Martin Buber
182
Franz Rosenzweig
212
Mordecai Kaplan
267
Emil Fackenheim and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy
288
Name Index
307

Modern Jewish Philosophy
109
Introduction to Part III
111

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Norbert M. Samuelson is Professor of Religion at Temple University.

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