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On Liberty

Jewish Philosophical Perspectives, 1st Edition

By Daniel H. Frank

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219 pages

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The communitarian critic of liberalism argues that the socio-political context is fundamental to any understanding of the individual as such. This debate is advanced by particularising it to the experience of Jews in the modern world. Essays focus on the variety of views of the relationships between the individual Jew and the communities, religious and secular, of which he or she is a member.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Judaism and the liberal state: on liberty reconsidered; Judaism and the liberal state; particularism, pluralism and liberty; the communitarian-liberalism debate in Jewish perspective; can Judaism incorporate human rights, democracy and personal autonomy?; democracy and Judaism - the current debate. Part 2 Liberty and authority in Jewish political thought: is there a concept of political liberty in medieval Jewish philosophy?; liberty, authority and the consent in Judaism - a Maimonidean reconstruction of the biblical text; political liberty - the rhetoric of the responsa.

About the Author

Frank, Daniel

About the Series

Routledge Jewish Studies Series

Studies, which are interpreted to cover the disciplines of history, sociology, anthropology, culture, politics, philosophy, theology, religion, as they relate to Jewish affairs. The remit includes texts which have as their primary focus issues, ideas, personalities and events of relevance to Jews, Jewish life and the concepts which have characterised Jewish culture both in the past and today. The series is interested in receiving appropriate scripts or proposals.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies