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Judaism Examined

Judaism Examined

Essays in Jewish Philosophy and Ethics

by Moshe Sokol
Publication Date: 30/12/2013
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This volume of essays examines key themes in Jewish philosophy and ethics from the rigourous perspective of philosophical analysis. The first set of essays takes up the challenge of living a Jewish life, and includes essays on pleasure, joy, human suffering, Jewish ritual practice and the philosophical life. The second set of essays analyses the value and meaning of autonomy, human freedom and tolerance in Jewish thought, crucial themes in western political thought and life.

Other essays in the volume examine the many meanings of Jewish texts, and such crucial issues in applied Jewish ethics as ecology, medical ethics, and justified homicide. Finally, a number of essays plumb the depths of one of the most influential and creative Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century, Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik. Taken as a whole, this volume advances the engagement of classical Jewish themes with Anglo-American philosophy, shedding new light both on the Jewish tradition, and on the western philosophical enterprise.
Judaism: life & practice
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Academic Studies Press
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United States
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