Aaron W. Hughes, "Rethinking Jewish Philosophy: Beyond Particularism and Universalism"
English | ISBN: 0199356815 | 2014 | 192 pages | PDF | 3 MB
Jewish thought is, in many ways, a paradox. Is it theology or is it philosophy? Does it use universal methods to articulate Judaism's particularity or does it justify Judaism's particularity with appeals to illuminating the universal? These two sets of claims are difficult if not impossible to reconcile, and their tension reverberates throughout the length and breadth of Jewish philosophical writing, from Saadya Gaon in the ninth century to Emmanuel Levinas in the twentieth.