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Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life: Rosenzweig, Buber, Levinas, Wittgenstein (Helen and Martin Schwartz Lectures in Jewish Studies)

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Distinguished philosopher Hilary Putnam, who is also a practicing Jew, questions the thought of three major Jewish philosophers of the 20th century--Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and Emmanuel Levinas--to help him reconcile the philosophical and religious sides of his life. An additional presence in the book is Ludwig Wittgenstein, who, although not a practicing Jew, thought about religion in ways that Putnam juxtaposes to the views of Rosenzweig, Buber, and Levinas. Putnam explains the leading ideas of each of these great thinkers, bringing out what, in his opinion, constitutes the decisive intellectual and spiritual contributions of each of them. Although the religion discussed is Judaism, the depth and originality of these philosophers, as incisively interpreted by Putnam, make their thought nothing less than a guide to life.

Synopsis:

A distinguished philosopher's personal response to the 20th century's major Jewish thinkers

About the Author

Hilary Putnam is Cogan University Professor in the Department of Philosophy, Emeritus, at Harvard University. His most recent books include Pragmatism: An Open Question, The Threefold Cord, Ethics without Ontology, and Words and Life.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface

Introduction (Autobiographical)

1. Rosenzweig and Wittgenstein

2. Rosenzweig on Revelation and Romance

3. What I and Thou Is Really Saying

4. Levinas on What Is Demanded of Us

Afterword

Notes

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253351333
Author:
Putnam, Hilary
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
Judaism
Subject:
Philosophy, jewish
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Eastern
Subject:
Levinas, Emmanuel
Subject:
Jewish Studies; Philosophy
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Helen and Martin Schwartz Lectures in Jewish Studies
Publication Date:
20080131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
8.56 x 6.04 x 0.56 in

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