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Title Women and gender in Jewish philosophy / edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Published Bloomington, IN : Indiana University Press, [2004]
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 356 pages)
Series Jewish literature and culture
Jewish literature and culture.
Contents Loss, presence, and Gabirol's desire: medieval Jewish philosophy and the possibility of a feminist ground / Sarah Pessin -- Thinking desire in Gersonides and Spinoza / Idit Dobbs-Weinstein -- Spinoza's ethics of the liberation of desire / Heidi Miriam Ravven -- The lonely woman of faith under late capitalism; or Jewish feminism in Marxist perspective / Jean Axelrad Cahan -- Dependency and vulnerability: Jewish and feminist existentialist constructions of the human / Leora Batnitzky -- From Eros to maternity: love, death, and "the feminine" in the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas / Claire Elise Katz -- To know what is: feminism, metaphysics, and epistemology / T.M. Rudavsky -- Into the woods: killer mothers, feminist ethics, and the problem of evil / Laurie Zoloth -- Judaism's body politic / Nancy K. Levene -- Feminism and the Rabbinic conception of justice / Suzanne Last Stone -- Reconstructing divine power: post-Holocaust Jewish theology, feminism, and process philosophy / Sandra B. Lubarsky -- Theological desire: feminism, philosophy, and exegetical Jewish thought / Randi Rashkover
Summary This volume is the first systematic attempt to interpret the Jewish philosophical tradition in light of feminist philosophy and to engage feminist philosophy from the perspective of Jewish philosophy. The 13 original essays presented here demonstrate that no analysis of Jewish philosophy (historical or constructive) can be adequate without attention to gender categories. They cover the entire Jewish philosophic tradition from Philo, through Maimonides, to Levinas, and they rethink the sub-disciplines of Jewish philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political theory, and the
Notes Proceedings of a conference held Feb. 25-26, 2001 at Arizona State University
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Feminist theory -- Israel -- Congresses.
Jewish philosophy -- Congresses.
Sex role -- Philosophy -- Congresses.
Sex role -- Israel -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Tirosh-Samuelson, Hava, 1950-
LC no. 2003021946
ISBN 025311103X
9780253111036