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Author Cohen, Jonathan, 1950-

Title Philosophers and scholars : Wolfson, Guttmann and Strauss on the history of Jewish philosophy / Jonathan Cohen ; translated from the Hebrew by Rachel Yarden
Published Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, [2007]
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Description x, 323 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Orientation by origins : Biblical theology and its unfolding in the scholarship of Harry Austryn Wolfson -- A teleology of ends : religiosity, contemplation and development in the scholarship of Julius Guttmann -- Beyond time and society : philosophy, Judaism and history in the scholarship of Leo Strauss
Summary "Philosophers and Scholars offers a map of possible research conceptions and methods for the study of Jewish philosophy. Dr. Jonathan Cohen brings together the views of three of the greatest scholar-thinkers in the area of Jewish philosophy of the twentieth century: Harry Austryn Wolfson (1887-1974), Julius Guttmann (1880-1950) and Leo Strauss (1899-1973). Each thinker's construction of Jewish philosophy is presented through individual definitions of Judaism and philosophy, understandings of its historical development and analyses of the canons used in interpretations of Jewish philosophical texts. Dr. Cohen approaches the history of Jewish philosophy from a personal and fervently held Jewish philosophical perspective. This rich and fascinating text imparts new perspectives and theses on the research orientations of Wolfson, Guttmann and Strauss. Philosophers and Scholars will captivate those interested in religious studies and philosophy."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-312) and index
Subject Wolfson, Harry Austryn, 1887-1974.
Guttmann, Julius, 1880-1950.
Strauss, Leo.
Jewish philosophy -- Historiography.
LC no. 2007017102
ISBN 9780739119983 (cloth : alk. paper)
0739119982 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780739119990 (paperback: alk. paper)
0739119990 (paperback: alk. paper)
Other Titles Tevunah u-temurah. English