From Spinoza to Lévinas
Hermeneutical, Ethical, and Political Issues in Modern and Contemporary Jewish Philosophy
©2010 Monographs XVI, 181 Pages
Series: Studies in Judaism, Volume 4
In From Spinoza to Lévinas, Ze’ev Levy discusses the pivotal ideas of the most influential Jewish thinkers in modern times including Spinoza, Mendelssohn, and Lévinas. Levy accounts for the political foundation of the philosophies of Spinoza and Mendelssohn and the role of hermeneutics in the writings of Spinoza and Maimonides. He traces the history of modern philosophical and biblical hermeneutics and considers issues pertaining to death and dying in light of traditional Jewish and contemporary concepts of the body and soul. Finally, Levy focuses on the thought of Emmanuel Lévinas, arguably one of the most important Jewish philosophers in the second half of the twentieth century. By articulating and responding to contemporary ethical and political challenges and dilemmas, Levy succeeds in contributing to the rich legacy of Jewish thought.
- XVI, 181
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- 2009 (October)
- Spinoza, Benedictus ¬de¬ Jüdische Philosophie Lévinas, Emmanuel "ody and Soul ody and Soul Death Demythologization Esoterics Freedom Hope Jewish Ethics Obedience Revolution Secularization State Tolerance Tradition Utopia Hermeneutics
- New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2009. XVI, 181 pp.