Jewish Philosophy: Perspectives and Retrospectives

Jewish Philosophy: Perspectives and Retrospectives


Raphael Jospe & Dov Schwartz

Series: Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah
ISBN: 9781618111609 (hardcover)
Pages: 330 pp. 
Publication Date: September 2012

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This collection includes two symposia, on “The Renaissance of Jewish Philosophy in America” and on “Maimonides on the Eternity of the World,” as well as other studies in medieval Jewish philosophy and modern Jewish thought. Contributors include: Leora Batnitzky, Ottfried Fraisse, William A. Galston, Lenn E. Goodman , Raphael Jospe, Steven Kepnes, Haim Howard Kreisel, Charles Bezalel Manekin, Haggai Mazuz, Paul Mendes-Flohr, Alan Mittleman, Michael Morgan, David Novak, James T. Robinson, Norbert M. Samuelson, Dov Schwartz, Yossef Schwartz, Kenneth Seeskin, Roslyn Weiss, and Martin Yaffe.

Raphael Jospe teaches at Bar-Ilan and Hebrew Universities. His books include a 3-volume Hebrew history of medieval Jewish philosophy, Jewish Philosophy: Foundations and Extensions, and Torah and Sophia: The Life and Thought of Shem Tov ibn Falaquera.

Dov Schwartz, a former Dean of Humanities at Bar Ilan University and head of the departments of philosophy and of music, currently heads its interdisciplinary unit, and holds the Natalie and Isidore Friedman Chair for Teaching Rav Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s Thought.