Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices

Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices

by Daniel Rynhold
     
 

ISBN-10: 019927486X

ISBN-13: 9780199274864

Pub. Date: 06/02/2005

Publisher: Oxford University Press

The question of how to justify our practices is central in both general and Jewish philosophy. In this book Daniel Rynhold critiques abstract approaches to justifying Jewish practice from the history of Jewish philosophy. Instead, he suggests a more practical model for justifying practices that he terms the Priority of Practice approach, illustrating thereby how

Overview

The question of how to justify our practices is central in both general and Jewish philosophy. In this book Daniel Rynhold critiques abstract approaches to justifying Jewish practice from the history of Jewish philosophy. Instead, he suggests a more practical model for justifying practices that he terms the Priority of Practice approach, illustrating thereby how Jewish philosophy can make a genuine contribution to general philosophical debates.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199274864
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/02/2005
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Rationalizing the commandments I: The Maimonidean method
2. Rationalizing the commandments II: The Soloveitchikian method
3. The priority of theory
4. Problems with principles
5. The priority of practice
6. The spectre of relativism
7. Conclusion: The practice of Jewish philosophy

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