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By Claire Elise Katz

How Jewish is smooth Jewish philosophy? The query in the beginning seems nonsensical, till we contemplate that the executive concerns with which Jewish philosophers have engaged, from the Enlightenment via to the past due twentieth century, are the normal preoccupations of basic philosophical inquiry. questions about God, fact, language, and data - metaphysics and epistemology - were of as a lot predicament 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 idea of Emmanuel Levinas is indebted to Husserl. during this much-needed textbook, which surveys the main favourite 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 concept prompted 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 middle undergraduate textual content, the e-book also will entice an individual with an curiosity how the various maximum minds of the age grappled with a few of its such a lot pressing and interesting philosophical problems.

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