On Liberty : Jewish Philosophical Perspectives / Edition 1

On Liberty : Jewish Philosophical Perspectives / Edition 1

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by Daniel H. Frank, Daniel H. Frank
     
 

The communitarian critic of liberalism argues that the socio-political context is fundamental to any understanding of the individual as such. This debate is advanced by particularising it to the experience of Jews in the modern world. Essays focus on the variety of views of the relationships between the individual Jew and the communities, religious and secular, of… See more details below

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The communitarian critic of liberalism argues that the socio-political context is fundamental to any understanding of the individual as such. This debate is advanced by particularising it to the experience of Jews in the modern world. Essays focus on the variety of views of the relationships between the individual Jew and the communities, religious and secular, of which he or she is a member.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700711444
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Series:
Routledge Jewish Studies Series
Pages:
219
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
Pt. 1Judaism and the Liberal State
1On Liberty Reconsidered3
2Judaism and the Liberal State63
3Particularism, Pluralism, and Liberty82
4The Communitarianism-Liberalism Debate in Jewish Perspective98
5Can Judaism Incorporate Human Rights, Democracy, and Personal Autonomy?112
6Democracy and Judaism: The Current Debate129
Pt. 2Liberty and Authority in Jewish Political Thought
7Is there a Concept of Political Liberty in Medieval Jewish Philosophy?153
8Liberty, Authority, and Consent in Judaism: A Maimonidean Reconstruction of the Biblical Text167
9Political Liberty: The Rhetoric of the Responsa201
Index215

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