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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 15 new and published books in the subject of Jewish Philosophy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn

    Aesthetics, Religion & Morality in the Eighteenth Century

    By Leah Hochman

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The Ugliness of Moses Mendelssohn examines the idea of ugliness through four angles: philosophical aesthetics, early anthropology, physiognomy and portraiture in the eighteenth-century. Highlighting a theory that describes the benefit of encountering ugly objects in art and nature,...

    Published October 13th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Jewish Cryptotheologies of Late Modernity

    Philosophical Marranos

    By Agata Bielik-Robson

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This book aims to interpret ‘Jewish Philosophy’ in terms of the Marrano phenomenon: as a conscious clinamen of philosophical forms used in order to convey a ‘secret message’ which cannot find an open articulation. The Marrano phenomenon is employed here, in the domain of modern philosophical...

    Published July 31st 2014 by Routledge

  3. Judaism in Contemporary Thought

    Traces and Influence

    Edited by Agata Bielik-Robson, Adam Lipszyc

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The central aim of this collection is to trace the presence of Jewish tradition in contemporary philosophy. This presence is, on the one hand, undeniable, manifesting itself in manifold allusions and influences – on the other hand, difficult to define, rarely referring to openly revealed...

    Published April 7th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Divine Violence

    Walter Benjamin and the Eschatology of Sovereignty

    By James R. Martel

    Divine Violence looks at the question of political theology and its connection to sovereignty. It argues that the practice of sovereignty reflects a Christian eschatology, one that proves very hard to overcome even by left thinkers, such as Arendt and Derrida, who are very critical of it. These...

    Published October 1st 2012 by Routledge

  5. The Hidden Philosophy of Hannah Arendt

    By Margaret Betz Hull

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    The central argument of this book is that Hannah Arendt's deserved place in the history of Western philosophy has been overlooked, and recognition of her contribution is long overdue. In part a result of Arendt's own insistence on calling herself a 'political thinker' throughout her career, this is...

    Published December 20th 2011 by Routledge

  6. Philosophy and Rabbinic Culture

    Jewish Interpretation and Controversy in Medieval Languedoc

    By Gregg Stern

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Philosophy and Rabbinic Culture is a study of the great, and curiously underappreciated, engagement of a Medieval European Jewish community with the philosophic tradition. This lucid description of the Languedocian Jewish community's multigenerational cultivation of - and acculturation to -...

    Published December 7th 2010 by Routledge

  7. Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

    An Introduction

    By Irene Kajon

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    This text introduces the most important Jewish philosophers of contemporary times from the point of view of their original approach to both Judaism and philosophy and include: Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenweig, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss, Emmanuel Levinas. It shows how for them the dialogue between...

    Published July 9th 2010 by Routledge

  8. Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

    Silence and Salvation

    By Donald McCallum

    Series: Routledge Jewish Studies Series

    Providing an excellent overview of the latest thinking in Maimonides studies, this book uses a novel philosophical approach to examine whether Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed contains a naturalistic doctrine of salvation after death. The author examines the apparent tensions and contradictions...

    Published June 23rd 2010 by Routledge

  9. Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers

    2nd Edition

    By Dan Cohn-Sherbok

    Series: Routledge Key Guides

    Fifty Key Jewish Thinkers is a panoramic survey of over 2,000 years of Jewish thought, religious and secular, ancient and modern. Now in its second edition, this essential reference guide contains new introductions to the lives and works of such thinkers as: Hannah Arendt, Immanuel Levinas, Judith...

    Published January 12th 2007 by Routledge

  10. Emmanuel Levinas

    Edited by Claire Elise Katz

    Series: Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

    Emmanuel Levinas (1905-1995) was one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century. His work has influenced a wide range of intellectuals, from French thinkers such as Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida, Luce Irigaray and Jean-Luc Marion, to American philosophers Stanley Cavell and Hillary...

    Published November 25th 2004 by Routledge

Forthcoming Books

  1. Contemporary Philosophical Theology
    By Chad Meister, Charles Taliaferro
    To Be Published September 30th 2015

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