On Liberty: Jewish Philosophical Perspectives

Overview

This volume advances the debate between communitarians and liberals by particularising it to the experience of Jews living in the modern world. Since the Enlightenment, Jews have been offered the opportunity to participate in civil society and this option has caused a reconceptualisation of the relationships between the individual Jew and the communities, religious and secular, of which he or she is a member. The book presents nine specially commissioned essays by renowned scholars, who focus on the variety of ...
See more details below
This Hardcover is Not Available through BN.com
Sending request ...

Overview

This volume advances the debate between communitarians and liberals by particularising it to the experience of Jews living in the modern world. Since the Enlightenment, Jews have been offered the opportunity to participate in civil society and this option has caused a reconceptualisation of the relationships between the individual Jew and the communities, religious and secular, of which he or she is a member. The book presents nine specially commissioned essays by renowned scholars, who focus on the variety of views that may be taken of these relationships.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Presenting nine original essays by scholars from the US, UK, and Israel, this volume turns the communal authority vs. post-Lockean liberalism debate assuming a mismatch between Judaism and the liberal state on its head. The first section treats issues of Judaism's modern incorporation of democracy, human rights, personal autonomy, and pluralism. To demonstrate that Jewish tradition has long conceptualized authority as being grounded in consent, part two harks back to Maimonides' medieval reading of Biblical text on liberty, authority, and consent, and to rabbinical Responsa on political liberty. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312227296
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/28/1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.75 (w) x 8.79 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Introduction
Pt. 1 Judaism and the Liberal State
1 On Liberty Reconsidered 3
2 Judaism and the Liberal State 63
3 Particularism, Pluralism, and Liberty 82
4 The Communitarianism-Liberalism Debate in Jewish Perspective 98
5 Can Judaism Incorporate Human Rights, Democracy, and Personal Autonomy? 112
6 Democracy and Judaism: The Current Debate 129
Pt. 2 Liberty and Authority in Jewish Political Thought
7 Is there a Concept of Political Liberty in Medieval Jewish Philosophy? 153
8 Liberty, Authority, and Consent in Judaism: A Maimonidean Reconstruction of the Biblical Text 167
9 Political Liberty: The Rhetoric of the Responsa 201
Index 215
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)