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The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought
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The Discipline of Philosophy and the Invention of Modern Jewish Thought

Willi Goetschel

Abstract

Exploring the subject of Jewish philosophy as a controversial construction site of the project of modernity, this book examines the implications of the different and often conflicting notions that drive the debate on the question of what Jewish philosophy is or could be. The idea of Jewish philosophy begs the question of philosophy as such. But “Jewish philosophy” does not just reflect what “philosophy” lacks. Rather, it challenges the project of philosophy itself. Examining the thought of Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Hermann Cohen Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Margarete Susma ... More

Keywords: Jewish philosophy, Spinoza, Moses, Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, universalism, Martin Burber, Margarete Susman, Hermann Levin Goldschmidt, Jewish questions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780823244966
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823244966.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Willi Goetschel, author
University of Toronto

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