Journal Article

Essay. The death and revival of Jewish philosophy

NM Samuelson

in Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Published on behalf of American Academy of Religion

Volume 70, issue 1, pages 117-134
Published in print March 2002 | ISSN: 0002-7189
Published online March 2002 | e-ISSN: 1477-4585 | DOI:
Essay. The death and revival of Jewish philosophy

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This essay reflects critically on the past twenty-five years of work in constructive Jewish philosophy in order to propose an agenda for future constructive Jewish philosophy in the next twenty-five years. The critical part of the essay focuses on the reasons why Jewish philosophers can no longer function as public intellectuals and why the field of philosophy itself can no longer serve as a focus for Jewish philosophy. The proposed agenda suggests that the primary topics for Jewish philosophy should be drawn instead from the field of religion and science, with an emphasis on the issues that physics raises for ontology, the issues that life sciences raise for psychology, and what both kinds of studies entail for constructive religious ethics.

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Subjects: Religious Studies

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