Understanding the Sick and the Healthy: A View of World, Man, and God, With a New Introduction by Hilary Putnam / Edition 1

Understanding the Sick and the Healthy: A View of World, Man, and God, With a New Introduction by Hilary Putnam / Edition 1

by Franz Rosenzweig
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674921194

ISBN-13: 9780674921191

Pub. Date: 05/28/1999

Publisher: Harvard

Franz Rosenzweig, one of the century's great Jewish thinkers, wrote his gem of a book in 1921 as a more accessible precis of his famous Star of Redemption. An elegant introduction to Rosenzweig's "new thinking," Understanding the Sick and the Healthy was written for a lay audience and takes the form of an ironic narrative about convalescence. With

Overview

Franz Rosenzweig, one of the century's great Jewish thinkers, wrote his gem of a book in 1921 as a more accessible precis of his famous Star of Redemption. An elegant introduction to Rosenzweig's "new thinking," Understanding the Sick and the Healthy was written for a lay audience and takes the form of an ironic narrative about convalescence. With superb simplicity and beauty, it puts forth an important critique of the nineteenth-century German Idealist philosophical tradition and expresses a powerful vision of Jewish religion. Harvard's Hilary Putnam provides a new introduction to this classic work for a contemporary audience.

"Today, more than three-quarters of a century after it was written, the critique of philosophy in this book is what makes it of such great interest. Critique of philosophy has been a central theme of twentieth-century philosophy, and many philosophers have attacked some of the targets that Rosenzweig attacked in his little book. Yet this early attack by a profound religious thinker is far more powerful and far more interesting than most."
--From the new introduction by Hilary Putnam

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674921191
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
05/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
820,777
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction,1999

Introduction

Preface to the "Expert"

Preface to the Reader

1. THE ATTACK OF PARALYSIS

2. VISIT Al' THE SICKBED

3. DIAGNOSIS

4. THERAPY

5. A PROFESSIONAL EXCHANGE OF LETTERS

6. THE CURE: FIRST WEEK

7. THE CURE: SECOND WEEK

8. THE CURE: THIRD WEEK

9. CONVALESCENCE

10. BACK To WORK

Epilogue to the "Expert"

Epilogue to the Reader

Notes

Acknowledgments

Chronology and Works

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