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By Claire Elise Katz

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ISBN-13: 9781848854888

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How Jewish is sleek Jewish philosophy? The query first and foremost looks nonsensical, till we contemplate that the manager matters with which Jewish philosophers have engaged, from the Enlightenment via to the overdue twentieth century, are the traditional preoccupations of normal philosophical inquiry. questions about God, fact, language, and information - metaphysics and epistemology - were of as a lot quandary to Jewish thinkers as they've been to others. Moses Mendelssohn, for instance, used to be a chum of Kant. Hermann Cohen's philosophy is frequently defined as 'neo-Kantian.' Franz Rosenzweig wrote his dissertation on Hegel. And the concept of Emmanuel Levinas is indebted to Husserl. during this much-needed textbook, which surveys the main well known thinkers of the final 3 centuries, Claire Katz situates sleek Jewish philosophy within the wider cultural and highbrow context of its day, indicating how broader currents of British, French and German idea motivated its practitioners. yet she additionally addresses the original ways that being Jewish colored their output, suggesting prepared feel of particularity enabled the Jewish philosophers to aid outline the entire glossy period. meant for use as a center undergraduate textual content, the ebook also will attract an individual with an curiosity how a number of the maximum minds of the age grappled with a few of its so much pressing and interesting philosophical problems.

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How Jewish is sleek Jewish philosophy? The query before everything seems nonsensical, till we ponder that the manager concerns with which Jewish philosophers have engaged, from the Enlightenment via to the past due twentieth century, are the traditional preoccupations of basic philosophical inquiry. questions on God, fact, language, and information - metaphysics and epistemology - were of as a lot predicament to Jewish thinkers as they've been to others.

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