Philosophical and Theological Writings / Edition 1

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This volume brings together Rosenzweig's central essays on theology and philosophy, including two works available for the first time in English: the conclusion to Rosenzweig's book Hegel and the State, and Rosenzweig's famous letter to Rudolph Ehrenberg known as the Urzelle of the Star of Redemption, an essential work for understanding Rosenzweig, Weimar theology and philosophy, and German idealism and the existential reaction of the period. Additional selections are presented in new or revised translations. Introduction and notes by Franks and Morgan set Rosenzweig’s works in context and illuminate his role as one of the key thinkers of the period.

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Editorial Reviews

Provides new translations of Rosenzweig's central writings on theology and philosophy, including his famous letter to Rudolph Ehrenberg, the conclusion to his book , and the essay, "The New Thinking." Includes extensive notes, organized chronologically, plus chapter-length commentaries which situate the texts, interpret them, and explore Rosenzweig's intellectual career. Editors Paul Franks and Michael Morgan teach philosophy at Indiana University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Both the translations and the commentaries are first-rate. This selection of Rosenzweig's shorter writings throws important light not only on Rosenzweig's thought, but on the history of early twentieth-century philosophy. --Alasdair MacIntyre, University of Notre Dame

An eminently needed book. --Emil L. Fackenheim, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

Excellent presentation of Rosenzweig's ideas. The commentary is the most illuminating and informative I've yet seen. One can finally understand Franz Rosenzweig's work in the context of German culture and philosophy. --Michael A. Signer, University of Notre Dame

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872204720
  • Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/1/2000
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Paul W. Franks is Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University. Michael L. Morgan is Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University.

Michael L. Morgan is Professor of Philosophy, Indiana University.

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Table of Contents

I From 1908 to 1914 1
II Atheistic Theology (1914) 10
III From 1914 to 1917 25
IV Urzelle to the Star of Redemption (1917) 48
V Foreword and Concluding Remark to Hegel and the State (1914/1920) 73
VI From 1917 to 1925 84
VII Apologetic Thinking (1923) 95
VIII The New Thinking (1925) 109
IX From 1925 to 1929 140
X Transposed Fronts (1929) 146
Bibliography 153
Index of Names 159
Index of Subjects 163
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