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Understanding Jewish Ethics

Major Themes and Thinkers v. 2

By (author) Richard A. Freund
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Nov 1993
Dimensions: h 240mm
ISBN-10: 0773419721
ISBN-13: 9780773419728
Barcode No: 9780773419728
This companion volume continues the work and thesis of Volume I. It contains an investigation of the theories and methodologies of the first volume and identifies themes and thinkers not covered in the first book. Topics include theodicy, human justice and rights, altruism, mysticism, Zionism and Jewish ethics, and the question of Jewish modernism are examined. In addition, it considers thinkers who have contributed to the understanding of Jewish ethics from classical philosophers such as Plato, Aristole, Maimonides and Gersonides to moderns like Baruch Spinoza, Immanuel Kant, Soren Kierkegaard, Moses Mendolssohn, Hermann Cohen, Ahad Ha'am, Jacob Klatzkin, Abrahama Isaac Kook, Isaiah Leibowitz, Martin Buber, Franze Rosenzweig, Gershom Scholem, Max Kadushin, Eugene Borowitz, Seymour Siegel, Alasdair Macintyre, Louis Henkin, Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss.

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