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Author Maccoby, Hyam, 1924-2004.

Title The philosophy of the Talmud / Hyam Maccoby
Published London ; New York, NY : RoutledgeCurzon, 2002


Description 1 online resource (x, 240 pages)
Series [Curzon Jewish philosophy series]
Curzon Jewish philosophy series.
Contents 1. Does the Talmud contain philosophy? -- 2. The Aggadah as a source of philosophy -- 3. The Talmud and moral theory -- 4. The Rabbinic Social Contract -- 5. Judaism and Revolution -- 6. Revolutionary Thought in the Rabbinic Writings -- 7. The Problem of Morality I -- 8. The Problem of Morality II -- 9. Trangressional Sacralism -- 10. Absolute Values in Talmudic Judaism -- 11. Political Theory in Torah and Talmud -- 12. Rabbinic Epistemology -- 13. The Day God Laughed -- 14. Talmudic Logic -- 15. Two Modern Talmudic Thinkers -- App. A. Qal va-chomer in Aggadah -- App. B. Talmudic Rectification of Abuses
Summary This is a new presentation of the philosophy of the Talmud. The Talmud is not a work of formal philosophy, but much of what it says is relevant to philosophical enquiry, including issues explored in contemporary debates. In particular, the Talmud has original ideas about the relation between universal ethics and the ethics of a particular community. This leads into a discussion on the relation between morality and ritual, and also about the epistemological role of tradition. The book explains the paradoxes of Talmudic Judaism as arising from a philosophy of revolution, stemming from Jewish
Notes Series statement on jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Talmud -- Philosophy
Talmud fast
Talmud gnd
Subject Jewish ethics.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Talmud.
Jewish ethics
Joodse filosofie.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136117381