History of Jewish Philosophy

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Daniel H. Frank, Oliver Leaman
Routledge, Jan 1, 1997 - Philosophy - 934 pages
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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About the author (1997)

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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