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A Note on Terminology

Daniel H. Weiss

in Paradox and the Prophets

Published in print June 2012 | ISBN: 9780199895908
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199949854 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895908.003.0001
A Note on Terminology

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Because this study focuses on questions of communication and miscommunication, the present section seeks to clarify some potentially misleading aspects of Cohen’s terminology. Cohen uses certain key words in very specific ways; in many cases, his use differs significantly from typical associations with and understandings of those same words. While Cohen’s employment of these terms will be explicated in further detail in the main body of the book, this section provides an initial sketch, particularly in order to make clear what Cohen does not mean. In addition, because this book attempts, in its own commentary and assessment, to follow Cohen’s usage, such clarification will also help prevent misconstruals of its own claims. The following terms are therefore highlighted and addressed ahead of time: philosophy, reason, objective, ethics, ethicality, ethical, religion, Judaism.

Keywords: terminology; philosophy; reason; objective; ethics; ethicality; ethical; religion; Judaism

Chapter.  1474 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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