Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life

Jewish Philosophy as a Guide to Life Rosenzweig, Buber, Lévinas, Wittgenstein - The Helen and Martin Schwartz Lectures in Jewish Studies

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Synopsis

Distinguished philosopher Hilary Putnam, who is also a practicing Jew, questions the thought of three major Jewish philosophers of the 20th century-Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, and Emmanuel Levinas-to help him reconcile the philosophical and religious sides of his life. An additional presence in the book is Ludwig Wittgenstein, who, although not a practicing Jew, thought about religion in ways that Putnam juxtaposes to the views of Rosenzweig, Buber, and Levinas. Putnam explains the leading ideas of each of these great thinkers, bringing out what, in his opinion, constitutes the decisive intellectual and spiritual contributions of each of them. Although the religion discussed is Judaism, the depth and originality of these philosophers, as incisively interpreted by Putnam, make their thought nothing less than a guide to life.

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Book information

ISBN: 9780253351333
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 181.06
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 121
Weight: 300g
Height: 217mm
Width: 148mm
Spine width: 15mm