Dialogue with Deviance: The Hasidic Ethic and the Theory of Social Contraction

Dialogue with Deviance: The Hasidic Ethic and the Theory of Social Contraction

by Mordechai Rotenberg
     
 

Mordechai Rotenberg, who is well known for his work on the pessimistic impact of Protestant ethics on the Western social sciences, presents here a systematic study derived from, and based on, Judeo-Hasidic ethics. Proceeding from the cabalistic-Hasidic concept of contraction (tzimtsum), according to which God's voluntary withdrawal into Himself to evacuate space for… See more details below

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Mordechai Rotenberg, who is well known for his work on the pessimistic impact of Protestant ethics on the Western social sciences, presents here a systematic study derived from, and based on, Judeo-Hasidic ethics. Proceeding from the cabalistic-Hasidic concept of contraction (tzimtsum), according to which God's voluntary withdrawal into Himself to evacuate space for the world serves as a model for human behavior, Professor Rotenberg shows that it is not personal-social "construction", but self- and social "contraction", that explains how the "is" and the "ought" of society are developed and maintained.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897270311
Publisher:
Institute for the Study of Human Issues
Publication date:
02/01/1983
Pages:
224

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