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Is There a Jewish Philosophy?: Rethinking Fundamentals

Leon Roth


Leon Roth (1896–1963) was the first professor of philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He saw it as his purpose to encourage his students to think, and to think about their Judaism. Typical of his approach is the question with which this book opens: in what sense can we talk about Jewish philosophy, and what can we expect to find if we look for it? Defining philosophy as ‘the search, through thought, for the permanent’, the book argues that in order to say whether there is a truly Jewish philosophy, one has to ‘rethink fundamentals’: those elements in our lives, in history, in natu ... More

Keywords: Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Judaism, Jewish philosophy, monotheism, Jewish ethics, Jewish morality, Israel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9781874774556
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781874774556.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leon Roth, author