The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy
From Antiquity Through the Seventeenth Century
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Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy by Steven Nadler
Book DescriptionThe first volume in this comprehensive work is an exploration of the history of Jewish philosophy from its beginnings in antiquity to the early modern period, with a particular emphasis on medieval Jewish thought. Unlike most histories, encyclopedias, guides, or companions of Jewish philosophy, this volume is organized by philosophical topic rather than by chronology or individual figures. There are sections on logic and language; natural philosophy; epistemology, philosophy of mind, and psychology; metaphysics and philosophical theology; and practical philosophy. There are also chapters on the intellectual background of Jewish philosophy, including Islamic and Greek thought and the Jewish philosophical textual traditions. With essays by leading scholars in the field, this volume provides the reader with a wonderful overview of the richness and sophistication of Jewish philosophy in its golden age.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521843232
(228mm x 152mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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When it appeared in 1670, Baruch Spinoza's Theological-Political Treatise was denounced as the most dangerous book ever published - "godless," "full of abominations," "a book forged in hell ...by the devil himself." This title the tells of story of incendiary ideas and vicious backlash.
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Author Biography - Steven Nadler
Steven Nadler is William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy and Max and Frieda Weinstein/Bascom Professor of Jewish Studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is author of Spinoza's Ethics: An Introduction (Cambridge University Press, 2006); Rembrandt's Jews (2003), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize; Spinoza's Heresy: Immortality and the Jewish Mind (2002); and Spinoza: A Life (Cambridge University Press, 1999), which won the Koret Jewish Book Award. T. M. Rudavsky is Professor of Philosophy at The Ohio State University. She is author of Time Matters: Time and Cosmology in Medieval Jewish Philosophy (2000). She is editor of Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence in Medieval Philosophy: Islamic, Jewish, and Christian Perspectives (1984) and Gender and Judaism: Tradition and Transformation (1995). Until June 2006, she was Director of the OSU Melton Center for Jewish Studies.
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