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Description - Understanding the Sick and the Healthy by Franz Rosenzweig

Franz Rosenzweig, one of the century's great Jewish thinkers, wrote his gem of a book in 1921 as a more accessible precis of his famous Star of Redemption. An elegant introduction to Rosenzweig's "new thinking," Understanding the Sick and the Healthy was written for a lay audience and takes the form of an ironic narrative about convalescence. With superb simplicity and beauty, it puts forth an important critique of the nineteenth-century German Idealist philosophical tradition and expresses a powerful vision of Jewish religion. Harvard's Hilary Putnam provides a new introduction to this classic work for a contemporary audience."Today, more than three-quarters of a century after it was written, the critique of philosophy in this book is what makes it of such great interest. Critique of philosophy has been a central theme of twentieth-century philosophy, and many philosophers have attacked some of the targets that Rosenzweig attacked in his little book. Yet this early attack by a profound religious thinker is far more powerful and far more interesting than most."--From the new introduction by Hilary Putnam

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674921191
ISBN-10: 0674921194
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Franz Rosenzweig

Franz Rosenzweig (1886-1929) taught philosophy at the University of Frankfurt and is the author of Hegel and the State and The Star of Redemption.

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