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The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy
The Modern Era

Volume 2

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Martin Kavka, Willi Goetschel, Samuel Moyn, Ken Koltun-Fromm, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Peter Ochs, Aaron W. Hughes, Adam Shear, Shaul Magid, Aryeh Botwinick, Gregory Kaplan, Navid Novak, Randi Rashkover, Norbert M. Samuelson, Michael L. Morgan, Avi Sagi, Steven Kepnes, Shmuel Trigano, Leora Batnitzky, Zachary Braiterman, Kenneth Seeskin, Elliot R. Wolfson, Michael Zank, Dov Nelkin, Asher Biemann, Jonathan W. Malino
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  • Date Published: May 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521852432

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  • The second volume of the Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy provides a comprehensive overview of Jewish philosophy from the seventeenth century to the present day. Written by a distinguished group of experts in the field, its essays examine how Jewish thinking was modified in its encounter with modern Europe and America and challenge longstanding assumptions about the nature and purpose of modern Jewish philosophy. The volume also treats modern Jewish philosophy's continuities with premodern texts and thinkers, the relationship between philosophy and theology, the ritual and political life of the people of Israel, and the ways in which classic modern philosophical categories help or hinder Jewish self-articulation. These essays offer readers a multi-faceted understanding of the Jewish philosophical enterprise in the modern period.

    • Thematic orientation shows generativity of the subject; most of the essays aim to show that the story of modern Jewish philosophy is unfinished and can be re-told
    • Provides a comprehensive overview of the period in question from a group of expert scholars
    • Includes a comprehensive introduction to put the essays in context and provide the reader with some background and guidance
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    "This erudite and sophisticated collection of essays is thematically organized with a good 52-page bibliography.... This new volume joins other excellent books in the field, very different in organization, content, and method.... this book will be valuable to academicians and others interested in modern Jewish philosophy.... Recommended..."
    --D.B. Levy, Touro College, Lander College for Women, Choice

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    • Date Published: May 2012
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521852432
    • length: 891 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 161 x 52 mm
    • weight: 1.3kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Martin Kavka
    Part I. Judaism's Encounter with Modernity:
    1. Enlightenment Willi Goetschel
    2. The spirit of Jewish history Samuel Moyn
    3. Phenomenology Martin Kavka
    4. America Ken Koltun-Fromm
    5. Feminism and gender Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
    Part II. Retrieving Tradition:
    6. Scripture and text Peter Ochs
    7. Medieval Jewish philosophers in modern Jewish philosophy Aaron W. Hughes
    8. Jewish enlightenment beyond Western Europe Adam Shear
    9. Hasidism, mitnagdism, and contemporary American Judaism Shaul Magid
    Part III. Modern Jewish Philosophical Theology:
    10. God: divine transcendence Aryeh Botwinick
    11. God: divine immanence Gregory Kaplan
    12. Creation Navid Novak
    13. Revelation Randi Rashkover
    14. Redemption Norbert M. Samuelson
    15. Providence: agencies of redemption Michael L. Morgan
    Part IV. Jewish Peoplehood:
    16. Halakah Avi Sagi
    17. Liturgy Steven Kepnes
    18. Jews alongside non-Jews Shmuel Trigano
    19. Political theory: beyond sovereignty? Leora Batnitzky
    20. Zionism Zachary Braiterman
    Part V. Issues in Modern Jewish Philosophy:
    21. Reason as a paradigm in Jewish philosophy Kenneth Seeskin
    22. Imagination and theolatrous impulse: configuring God in modern Jewish thought Elliot R. Wolfson
    23. Justice Michael Zank
    24. Virtue Dov Nelkin
    25. Aesthetics and art Asher Biemann
    26. Interpretation, modernity, and the philosophy of Judaism Jonathan W. Malino.

  • Editors

    Martin Kavka, Florida State University
    Martin Kavka is Associate Professor of Religion at Florida State University. He is the author of Jewish Messianism and the History of Philosophy (2004), which was awarded the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award in Philosophy and Jewish Thought by the Association for Jewish Studies in 2008.

    Zachary Braiterman, Syracuse University, New York
    DAVID NOVAK holds the J. Richard and Dorothy Shiff Chair of Jewish Studies as Professor of the Study of Religion and Professor of Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He is the author of fifteen books in Jewish philosophy, including In Defense of Religious Liberty (2009), containing lectures given while he was the Charles E. Test Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Princeton University.

    David Novak, University of Toronto
    ZACHARY BRAITERMAN is Associate Professor of Religion at Syracuse University. He is the author of (God) After Auschwitz: Tradition and Change in Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought (1998) and The Shape of Revelation: Aesthetics and Modern Jewish Thought (2007).

    Contributors

    Martin Kavka, Willi Goetschel, Samuel Moyn, Ken Koltun-Fromm, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, Peter Ochs, Aaron W. Hughes, Adam Shear, Shaul Magid, Aryeh Botwinick, Gregory Kaplan, Navid Novak, Randi Rashkover, Norbert M. Samuelson, Michael L. Morgan, Avi Sagi, Steven Kepnes, Shmuel Trigano, Leora Batnitzky, Zachary Braiterman, Kenneth Seeskin, Elliot R. Wolfson, Michael Zank, Dov Nelkin, Asher Biemann, Jonathan W. Malino

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