Two Models of Jewish Philosophy

Second, this book is intended to be a substantive contribution to a philosophical question rather than a comprehensive historical study of the various approaches taken to it in the history of Jewish philosophy.6 As such, the historical ...

Author: Daniel Rynhold

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780199274864

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 273

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In a work that illustrates how Jewish philosophy can make a genuine contribution to general philosophical debate, Daniel Rynhold attempts to formulate a model for the justification of practices by applying the methods of modern analytic philosophy to approaches to the rationalization of the commandments from the history of Jewish philosophy. Through critical analysis of the methods of Moses Maimonides and Joseph Soloveitchik, Rynhold argues against propositional approaches tojustifying practices that he terms Priority of Theory approaches and offers instead his own method, termed the Priority of Practice, which emphasizes the need for a more pragmatic take on this whole issue.

Jews and the Sporting Life

Daniel Rynhold, Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005. 262 pp. Two Models of Jewish Philosophy is a clearly written, closely reasoned, and wellresearched but ultimately ...

Author: Ezra Mendelsohn

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199724792

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Volume XXIII of the distinguished annual Studies in Contemporary Jewry explores the role of sports in modern Jewish history. The centrality of sports in modern life--in popular and even in high culture, in economic life, in the media, in international and national politics, and in forging ethnic identities--can hardly be exaggerated, but in the field of Jewish studies this subject has been somewhat neglected, at least until recently. Students of American Jewish history, for example, often emphasize the role of sports in the Americanization of the immigrants, while students of Jewish nationalism pay closer attention to its appeal for the regeneration of the Jewish nation, as well as the creation of a new, healthy, Jewish body. The essays brought together in Jews and the Sporting Life expand the body of knowledge about the place sports occupied, and continue to occupy, in Jewish life. They examine the connection between sports and Jewish nationalism, particularly Zionism, and how organized Jewish sports have been an agent of nation-building. They consider the role of Jews as owners of sports teams, as amateur and professional athletes, and as fans and bettors. Other themes include sports and Jewish literature, and boxing as a sport that enabled Jewish men to prove their masculinity in a world that often stereotyped them as weak and "feminine." This volume concentrates on twentieth century developments in Israel, Europe, and the United States.

The Future of Jewish Philosophy

... 136 vulgarization and trivialization of, by untrammeled nationalism, 208–209 two books metaphor, 252–253 Two Models of Jewish Philosophy (Rynhold), 215 Understanding the Sick and the Healthy (Rosenzweig), 103 unhappy consciousness, ...

Author: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004381216

Category: Religion

Page: 356

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This anthology reflects on the future of Jewish philosophy in light of the Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers (Brill, 2013-2018). The essays assess the academic contribution and cultural importance of Jewish philosophy and offer paths for its future growth.

Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age

Raz, J. (1996) Ethics in the Public Domain: Essays in the Morality of Law and Politics. Oxford: Clarendon Press. Rynhold, D. (2005) Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices. Oxford and New York: Oxford University ...

Author: Samuel Lebens

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192539373

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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Since the classical period, Jewish scholars have drawn on developments in philosophy to enrich our understanding of Judaism. This methodology reached its pinnacle in the medieval period with figures like Maimonides and continued into the modern period with the likes of Rosenzweig. The explosion of Anglo-American/analytic philosophy in the twentieth century means that there is now a host of material, largely unexplored by Jewish philosophy, with which to explore, analyze, and develop the Jewish tradition. Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age features contributions from leading scholars in the field which investigate Jewish texts, traditions, and/or thinkers, in order to showcase what Jewish philosophy can be in an analytic age. United by the new and engaging style of philosophy, the collection explores rabbinic and Talmudic philosophy; Maimonidean philosophy; philosophical theology; and ethics and value theory.

Jewish Philosophy Past and Present

DANIEL rYNHoLD “rationalizing the Commandments: the Maimonidean Method”, from Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005) Maimonides' Intellectualism According to Maimonides, there are those who do not believe ...

Author: Daniel Frank

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317666820

Category: Philosophy

Page: 318

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In this innovative volume contemporary philosophers respond to classic works of Jewish philosophy. For each of twelve central topics in Jewish philosophy, Jewish philosophical readings, drawn from the medieval period through the twentieth century, appear alongside an invited contribution that engages both the readings and the contemporary philosophical literature in a constructive dialogue. The twelve topics are organized into four sections, and each section commences with an overview of the ensuing dialogue and concludes with a list of further readings. The introduction to the volume assesses the current state of Jewish philosophy and argues for a deeper engagement with analytic philosophy, exemplified by the new contributions. Jewish Philosophy Past and Present: Contemporary Responses to Classical Sources is a cutting edge work of Jewish philosophy, and, at the same time, an engaging introduction to the issues that animated Jewish philosophers for centuries and to the texts that they have produced. It is designed to set the agenda in Jewish philosophy for years to come.

Nietzsche Soloveitchik and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

He has been published in journals including Harvard Theological Review and Religious Studies, is the author of Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices and An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy, ...

Author: Daniel Rynhold

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107109032

Category: Philosophy

Page: 331

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Presents Soloveitchik's philosophy as a conceptual response to Nietzsche's critique of religion that brings Nietzsche's life-affirming sensibility to halakhic Judaism.

Modern Judaism

Justifying One's Practices: Two Models of Jewish Philosophy (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005). A sustained philosophical reflection on the theory-based framework for thinking about Jewish practices. Silberstein, L. J. (ed.).

Author: Nicholas de Lange

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191532320

Category: Religion


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A comprehensive, multi-disciplinary, multi-authored guide to contemporary Jewish life and thought, focusing on social, cultural and historical aspects of Judaism alongside theological issues. This volume includes 38 newly-commissioned essays, including contributions from leading specialists in their fields. This book covers the major areas of thought in contemporary Jewish Studies, including considerations of religious differences, sociological, philosophical, and gender issues, geographical diversity, inter-faith relations, and the impact of the Shoah (the Holocaust) and the modern state of Israel.

Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Modern Jewish Philosophy

... which mirrors the opposing standpoints of the Rabbis and the three Jewish philosophers. It concludes with brief suggestions concerning the significance of these two models of love in terms of an array of disciplines and theories.

Author: Michael Oppenheim

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317312727

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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Relational psychoanalysis and modern Jewish philosophy have much to say about the dynamics of human relationships, but there has been no detailed, thorough, and constructive examination that brings together these two incisive discourses. Contemporary Psychoanalysis and Modern Jewish Philosophy: Two Languages of Love explores the critical similarities and differences between the two disciplines, casting new light on both the analytic and philosophical understandings of how relationships develop, flourish, and fail. For psychoanalysts such as Hans Loewald, Stephen Mitchell, and Jessica Benjamin, love is seen as a fundamental life force, a key to human motivation, and the transformative core of Freud’s therapeutic "talking cure." The Jewish philosophers Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and Emmanuel Levinas envision love as having both a human and divine dimension, expressed through the dual commandments to love God and the neighbor. The two languages are brought to life through chapters that investigate: the relationship between self-love and love of the other, the dynamics of intersubjectivity, the methods and possibilities of human transformation, the "magical" powers of language, the goal of achieving a meaningful life, the significance of responsibility for others, and the challenge that death poses to life’s fullness. This multidisciplinary study, drawing on psychology, philosophy, religion, and feminism, provides an important contribution to contemporary scientific and humanistic interest in the social and relational dimensions of human living. The book will appeal especially to clinicians, theorists, and scholars of psychoanalysis, philosophy of religion, and Jewish studies as well as advanced students studying in these fields.

The Cambridge Companion to Jewish Theology

He has published on numerous topics in Jewish philosophy, and is the author of Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices (2005), An Introduction to Medieval Jewish Philosophy (2009), ...

Author: Steven Kepnes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108244152

Category: Religion


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The Cambridge Companion to Jewish Theology offers an overview of Jewish theology, an aspect of Judaism that is equal in importance to law and ethics. Covering the period from antiquity to the present, the volume focuses on what Jews believe about God and also about the relation of God to humans and the world. Parts I and II cover exciting new research in Jewish biblical and rabbinic theology, medieval philosophy, Kabbalah (mysticism), and liturgy. Parts III and IV turn to modern theology with an exploration of works by leading figures, such as Rabbi Abraham I. Kook, Franz Rosenzweig, and Emmanuel Levinas, as well as the relation of theology to issues such as feminism and the Holocaust, and the relation of Judaism to other world religions. In Part V, the book explores how the insights of analytic philosophy have been integrated with Jewish theology.