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The Jewish Philosophy Reader

1st Edition

Edited by Dan Frank, Oliver Leaman, Charles Manekin


640 pages

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The Jewish Philosophy Reader is the first comprehensive anthology of classic writings on Jewish philosophy from the Bible to the present. Complementing the History of Jewish Philosophy (Routledge, 1997), the Reader is divided into four parts:

* Foundations and First Principles

* Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Philosophy

* Modern Jewish Thought

* Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

Each section is clearly introduced by the editors and includes writings from the leading figures of Jewish thought.

Major thinkers featured include:

· Baeck · Bergman · Borowitz · Buber · Cohen · Curley · Fledman · Frankel · Geiger · Goodman · Haberman · Hartman · Heschel · Hess · Israeli · Kellner · Kook · Leaman · Lesser · Levinas · Maimonides · Maybaum · Mayer · Morgan · Novak · Plasknow · Plaut · Ravven · Rosenzweig · Schatz · Scholem · Seekin · Spinoza · Stroumsa · Wolf · and Zunz

Ideal for introductory courses in Jewish studies and Jewish thought, The Jewish Philosophy Reader provides a thorough introduction to, and collection of, the leading writers and commentaries on the subject. It will be essential reading for both students and scholars of Jewish thought.


'This is an immensely wide-ranging anthology, covering all the great themes of Jewish reflection and spanning the eras from biblical texts through the medieval Jewish philosophers to modern times. I have no doubt that it will quickly become the standard text for courses on the history of Jewish thought.' - Jonathan Sacks, Jewish Chronicle

About the Editors

Dan Frank is Professor of Philosophy, University of Kentucky, Oliver Leaman is Lecturer in Philosophy at Liverpool John Moores University and Charles Manekin is Professor of Philosophy, University of Maryland.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / Religious