Jewish Messianism and the History of Philosophy

Jewish Messianism and the History of Philosophy

by Martin Kavka
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521831032

ISBN-13: 9780521831031

Pub. Date: 03/28/2015

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Martin Kavka challenges the ancient opposition between Athens and Jerusalem by retrieving the concept of meontology (the doctrine of nonbeing) in one strand of the Jewish philosophical and theological tradition. Kavka's study also offers new interpretations of important contributors to contemporary Continental philosophy. They critique arguments about the role of

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Martin Kavka challenges the ancient opposition between Athens and Jerusalem by retrieving the concept of meontology (the doctrine of nonbeing) in one strand of the Jewish philosophical and theological tradition. Kavka's study also offers new interpretations of important contributors to contemporary Continental philosophy. They critique arguments about the role of lived religion in the thought of Jacques Derrida, the role of Greek philosophy in the thought of Emmanuel Levinas, and the ethical importance of the thought of Franz Rosenzweig.

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ISBN-13:
9780521831031
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2015
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Athens to Jerusalem; 1. The meontological conundrum: Emmanuel Levinas and Emil Fackenheim on the Athens-Jerusalem conflict; 2. Beyond 'beyond being': nonbeing in Plato and Husserl; 3. Nonbeing as not-yet-being: meontology in Maimonides and Hermann Cohen; 4. Nonbeing ensouled, nonbeing embodied: Levinas versus Rosenzweig on the role of the other in messianic anticipation; Conclusion. Deepening the roots of the Jewish meontological tradition or contra the Derridian 'Messianic'; Works cited; Index.

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