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The Resource Autonomy in Jewish philosophy, Kenneth Seeskin

Autonomy in Jewish philosophy, Kenneth Seeskin

Label
Autonomy in Jewish philosophy
Title
Autonomy in Jewish philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Kenneth Seeskin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Autonomy in Jewish Philosophy examines an important theme in Jewish thought from the Book of Genesis to the present day. Although it is customary to view Judaism as a legalistic faith leaving little room for free thought or individual expression, Kenneth Seeskin argues that that view is wrong. Where some see the essence of the religion as strict obedience to divine commands, Seeskin claims that God does not just command but forms a partnership with humans requiring the consent of both parties. Looking at classic texts from Biblical, Rabbinic, and philosophical literature, Seeskin shows that Judaism has always respected freedom of conscience and assigned an important role to the power of human reason. The book both considers existing arguments and presents new ideas about the role of autonomy in Judaism. Clear and concise, it offers a refreshing alternative to the mysticism and dogmatism prevalent in much of the recent literature."--Jacket
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Seeskin, Kenneth
Dewey number
181/.06
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Autonomy (Philosophy)
  • Jewish philosophy
  • Autonomy (Psychology)
  • Jewish philosophers
Label
Autonomy in Jewish philosophy, Kenneth Seeskin
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 5.
  • The rise of modernity: Spinoza and Mendelssohn
  • 6.
  • The height of modernity: Kant and Cohen
  • 7.
  • Modernity under fire: Buber and Levinas
  • 8.
  • Conclusion: a partnership with God
  • 1.
  • The problem of autonomy
  • 2.
  • Covenant and consent in the Bible
  • 3.
  • From the prophet to the sage
  • 4.
  • From the sage to the philosopher
Control code
ocm56761505
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 255 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511047459
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56761505
Label
Autonomy in Jewish philosophy, Kenneth Seeskin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-250) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • 5.
  • The rise of modernity: Spinoza and Mendelssohn
  • 6.
  • The height of modernity: Kant and Cohen
  • 7.
  • Modernity under fire: Buber and Levinas
  • 8.
  • Conclusion: a partnership with God
  • 1.
  • The problem of autonomy
  • 2.
  • Covenant and consent in the Bible
  • 3.
  • From the prophet to the sage
  • 4.
  • From the sage to the philosopher
Control code
ocm56761505
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 255 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511047459
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)56761505

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