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Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life: Rosenzweig, Buber, Levinas, Wittgenstein
     

Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life: Rosenzweig, Buber, Levinas, Wittgenstein

by Hilary Putnam
 

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ISBN-10: 0253351332

ISBN-13: 9780253351333

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Indiana University Press

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253351333
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Series:
Helen and Martin Schwartz Lectures in Jewish Studies Series
Pages:
136
Sales rank:
1,276,056
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.56(d)

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

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