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  Jewish philosophy : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
The confidence of the practitioners of Jewish philosophy in the conceptual vitality and continually renewed moral and spiritual relevance of the tradition is typically the reflex of an existential commitment to that tradition and to the people who are its bearers.
Symptomatic of that commitment is the prominence and recurrence of the philosophy of Judaism among the concerns of Jewish philosophy.
Jewish philosophy has over the course of its history been the source of a number of different types of study based on the philosophically relevant ideas of the Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic Law (Halakhah), Rabbinic theology and Rabbinic homiletics, exegesis and hermeneutics (midrash) (see Bible, Hebrew; Halakhah; Theology, Rabbinic; Midrash).
www.rep.routledge.com /article/J066   (3145 words)

  
  Jewish philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As with any fusion of religion and philosophy, the attempt is difficult because classical philosophers start with no preconditions for which conclusions they must reach in their investigation, while classical religious believers have a set of religious principles of faith that they hold one must believe.
Philo of Alexandria (20 BCE - 40 CE) was a Hellenized Jewish philosopher born in Alexandria, Egypt.
Philo included in his philosophy both the wisdom of Ancient Greece and Judaism, which he sought to fuse and harmonize by means of the art of allegory that he had learned as much from Jewish exegesis as from the Stoics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Jewish_philosophy   (3475 words)

  
 Jewish philosophy : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
The confidence of the practitioners of Jewish philosophy in the conceptual vitality and continually renewed moral and spiritual relevance of the tradition is typically the reflex of an existential commitment to that tradition and to the people who are its bearers.
Symptomatic of that commitment is the prominence and recurrence of the philosophy of Judaism among the concerns of Jewish philosophy.
Jewish philosophy has over the course of its history been the source of a number of different types of study based on the philosophically relevant ideas of the Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic Law (Halakhah), Rabbinic theology and Rabbinic homiletics, exegesis and hermeneutics (midrash) (see Bible, Hebrew; Halakhah; Theology, Rabbinic; Midrash).
rep.routledge.com /article/J066   (3145 words)

  
 Tel-Aviv University: Department of Jewish Philosophy
Thus for example, Philo, the first Jewish philosopher from the 1st century, is studied together with Greek philosophy.
The courses cover Jewish philosophical and theological thought with special emphasis on the confrontation between philosophy and religion in the Middle Ages.
Modern Jewish philosophy (from the 16th century onwards).
www.tau.ac.il /humanities/jewishphilosophy   (395 words)

  
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Jewish Philosophy is the conjunction between serious study of philosophy and Jewish theology.
Early Jewish philosophy was heavilly influenced by the philosophy of Plato, Aristotle and Islamic philosophy.
Many early medieval Jewish philosophers (700s to 1000 CE) were especially influenced by the Islamic Motazilites; they denied all limiting attributes of God and were champions of God's unity and justice).
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/j/je/jewish_philosophy.html   (1321 words)

  
 Jewish Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Jewish Philosophy Reader edited by Daniel H. Frank, Oliver Leaman, Charles H. Manekin (Routledge) is the first comprehensive anthology of classic writings of Jewish philosophy from the Bible to the present.
Philosophy makes explicit that which is only implicit in literary documents, or presupposed as an underlying principle of behaviour." Both in medieval and modern times, the philosophical interpretation of these sources has the combined objective of articulation and justification of Judaism.
The analysis is preceded by an examination of the main currents in Jewish philosophy in the nineteenth century.
www.wordtrade.com /religion/jewphil.htm   (1180 words)

  
 Jewish Philosophy Arab History Web-Site, Facts And Web-Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
Jewish Community Funeral Home and the two Goodman Bensman Funeral Homes the other is at 4750 N. As in the scriptural passage Ashes to ashes.
Jewish Community Funeral Home was opened last May by Milwaukee businessman Jack Marcus as a non profit organization in a remodeled synagogue at 5820 W. So was its oldest.
Milwaukee's newest Jewish funeral home was founded to support burial traditions as simple as a plain pine box and as complex as grief itself.
www.jewish-traditions.info /jewish-philosophy-arab-history.html   (1312 words)

  
 The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy - Cambridge University Press
Modern Jewish philosophy emerged in the seventeenth century, with the impact of the new science and modern philosophy on thinkers who were reflecting upon the nature of Judaism and Jewish life.
The sixteen original essays are written by a world-renowned group of scholars especially for this volume and give a broad and rich picture of the tradition of modern Jewish philosophy over a period of four centuries.
Franz Rosenzweig and the philosophy of Jewish existence Peter Eli Gordon; 8.
www.cambridge.org /catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521813123   (424 words)

  
 Bibliography on Medieval Jewish Philosophy
Philosophy and philosophical authors of the Jews : a historical sketch with explanatory notes
Essays in Jewish philosophy : a selection from the scattered essays, lectures and articles, among which some major studies on the principles of Judaism, on the philosophy of Saadya and on Crescas and Spinoza
Philosophy and law : essays toward the understanding of Maimonides and his predecessors
www.ucalgary.ca /~elsegal/RelS_365/MedPhilBibl.html   (416 words)

  
 Yeshiva University: Yeshiva College -
Philosophy is a discipline unique in its methods and subject matter.  Studying its sources sources and mastering its methods are invaluable in your general undergraduate education.  You learn to analyze complex ideas carefully and clearly; to eschew vague, impressionistic reflection; to read with care, curiosity and wonder; to drive in an organized and persuasive fashion.
Our program attempts to strike a balance between courses that discuss the history of philosophy (that is major thinkers and movements) and courses that cover particular areas and specific problems.
Interdisciplinary courses probe the interface philosophy with other fields, including religious thought, political theory and literature.  Some of these courses provide perspectives unavailable at any other college.  The Colloquium seminar concentrates in depth on such issues as free will and contemporary ethical and political philosophy.
www.yu.edu /yeshivacollege/Departments/JewishPhilosophy   (143 words)

  
 The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy - Cambridge University Press
Introduction to the study of medieval Jewish philosophy Oliver Leaman; 2.
The impact of scholasticism upon Jewish philosophy in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries T. Rudavsky; 16.
Jewish philosophy and the Jewish-Christian philosophical dialogue in fifteenth century Spain Ari Ackerman; 17.
www.cambridge.org /us/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=0521655749   (381 words)

  
 Jewish Philosophy
A survey of the great Jewish philosophers and themes of Jewish philosophy in their historical and cultural context Our goal is to learn to carefully read, contemplate and write critically about philosophical issues that emerge in these texts AND to develop our own voice as philosophers and seekers of truth and wisdom.
Norbert Samuelson, Jewish Philosophy an Historical Introduction (Continuum 2003) The Jewish Philsophy Reader ed.
 Philosophy and Mysticism: Kabbalists among the Principles and the Sephirot.
philosophy.uoregon.edu /JEWPHILSYL2005Fall.htm   (570 words)

  
 Maimonides & Medieval Jewish Philosophy Audio Book
The first significant Jewish philosopher is recognized as Philo (ca 13 BC - 45/50 AD), who lived in Alexandria, Egypt.
Philo said the lower, literal level of interpretation applies to the perfection of the body, while the higher allegorical or symbolic level applies to the perfection of the soul.
Sa'adia wrote that complete or reliable knowledge of the divine is not available to humans, so we must rely on speculative inquiry about the highest and most valuable aspects of knowledge.
www.audioclassics.net /html/phil2_files/maimon.cfm   (347 words)

  
 Jewish Philosophy
He has several highly recognized works in the philosophy world- "Time and the Other", amd "Existence and Existents", but his works that build directly off of Jewish thought (such as this one) are my favorites.
A Jewish university committed to promoting Jewish learning for all ages in both formal and informal settings, onsite and online, JTS grants undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees through its five schools and offers enriching programs for the Jewish community at large in the US, Israel and around the world.
The Society's mission is to mobilize people to celebrate Jewish identity and culture consistent with a humanistic philosophy of life.
www.erraticimpact.com /~topics/html/jewish_philosophy.htm   (572 words)

  
 Arab and Jewish Thought
In the centuries during which scholastic philosophy emerged among the Christians, Muslim thinkers in the Arab world that spanned Persia, North Africa, and Iberia dealt with many of the same issues.
Like their European counterparts, Arabs tried to work out an appropriate synthesis of philosophy with theology, struggling as the Christians had with the relationship between faith and reason and the effort to provide an account of human nature that left room for the hope of immortality.
Most medieval Jewish philosophers dealt with the familiar difficulty of trying to synthesize philosophy with religion, but their neoplatonism was often infused with a greater degree of emphasis on the mystical apprehension of reality.
www.philosophypages.com /hy/3k.htm   (1015 words)

  
 European Vegetarian Union News - Jewish philosophy of vegetarianism
The Jewish philosophy of vegetarianism is a way of life that reaches back into the mysterious morning time of our earthly abode.
It guides his spiritual progress along the circumference of a vast circle until he reaches his starting point, and once again reverts to his original position as a caretaker of a garden, and the guardian of all that dwell therein.
The Ten Commandments are the basis of the Jewish Faith, and in the Fourth Commandment domestic animals along with the family are commanded to observe the Sabbath Day.
www.europeanvegetarian.org /evu/english/news/news974/jewish.html   (2249 words)

  
 The Jewish Philosophy Reader: Current Amazon U.S.A. One-Edition Data
The Jewish Philosophy Reader is the first comprehensive anthology of classic writings on Jewish philosophy from the Bible to postmodernism.
Daniel H. Frank is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Judaic Studies Program at the University of Kentucky, Oliver Leaman is Zantker Professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Kentucky.
Charles H. Manekin is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland.
www.halloween.com /halloween-books/free.php?in=us&asin=0415168600   (439 words)

  
 History of mediaeval Jewish Philosophy
He was an encyclopedic thinker, a representative of the highest Jewish culture and of Arabic culture as well—he wrote his works in Arabic by preference.
Judah Halevi 1086 – 1145 (poet and philosopher) was born at Toledo.
He was the most comprehensive mind (scholar, philosopher and physician) of mediaeval Jewry, and his philosophy was the copingstone of a complete system of Judaism.
www.geocities.com /jewishcards/Directory/Jewish_philosophers.html   (771 words)

  
 SUNY Press :: Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age
Clearly written, historically sophisticated, Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age presents a running dialogue between a rationalist understanding of religion and its many critics, ranging from Descartes and Hume to Kierkegaard, Buber, and Fackenheim.
The author confronts such classical problems as divine attributes, creation, revelation, suspension of the ethical, ethics and secular philosophy, the problem of evil, and the importance of the Holocaust.
Kenneth Seeskin is Chair of the Department of Philosophy at Northwestern University and Director of the Jewish Studies Program.
www.sunypress.edu /details.asp?id=50523   (156 words)

  
 Department of Jewish Philosophy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
To acquire a general background against which the unique features of Jewish thought may be better appreciated, students may select a program with courses in ancient and modern Philosophy and survey the mainstreams of Medieval Moslem and Christian thought.
The faculty includes general philosophers, specialists in Jewish thought, and scholars who contribute to both fields.
The unit of Jewish Philosophy publishes "Daat," a semi-annual journal of Jewish philosophy and Kabbalah.
www.biu.ac.il /hu/pg/phil-jew/jphi-intro.html   (78 words)

  
 Is there a Jewish Philosophy?
Leon Roth's cogent discussion of the fundamental elements of Judaism is engaging, and his interest in the application of Jewish ethical principles to the problems of the day shines through.
Following a brilliant academic career in England, Leon Roth (1896-1963) became, at the age of 32, the first professor of philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
He was a practical philosopher, and was particularly interested in the application of Jewish ethical principles to the problems of his time.
www.littman.co.uk /cat/roth.html   (282 words)

  
 Medieval Church.org.uk: Medieval Jewish Philosophy
Daniel H. Frank and Oliver Leaman, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy.
Jewish Philosophy, Mysticism and the History of Ideas.
Colette Sirat, A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages.
www.medievalchurch.org.uk /phil_jewish.php   (138 words)

  
 Jewish Spirituality - Philosophy
Exploring the Jewish definition and ramification of God's existence.
With Palestinian propaganda aimed at severing the Jewish Biblical connection to the Holy Land, the revelation at Mount Sinai has suddenly been thrust into the spotlight.
Explore 7 remarkable milestones of Jewish history that defy historical patterns and fulfill ancient prophecies.
www.aish.com /spirituality/philosophy   (1495 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Jewish Philosophy Reader: Books: Daniel Frank   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-19)
The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) by Daniel H. Frank
"This is a superlative book which will greatly enrich the study of Jewish philosophy from ancient times to the present." --This text refers to the Library Binding edition.
Philosophy expresses itself in a variety of written forms.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0415168600?v=glance   (644 words)

  
 Jewish Philosophy
I'm not sure my Jewish Philosophy, such as it is, is as tied to economic strategy as the list implies.
Sheila and Carole, for your pithy pearls of Jewish wisdom, I heartily enshrine you both in the Stress Doc's StressBusters Club.
** The important Jewish holidays are the ones on which alternate-side-of-the- street parking is suspended.
www.stressdoc.com /jewish_philosophy.htm   (894 words)

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