The New Thinking and the Order of Wisdom

Randi Rashkover

in Freedom and Law

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print September 2011 | ISBN: 9780823234523
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780823240883 | DOI:
The New Thinking and the Order of Wisdom

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Chapter 5 offers a philosophical presentation of the logic of law first through an examination of Franz Rosenzweig's New Thinking as an extension of F.W.J. Schelling's theology of divine freedom. Schelling's theology introduces philosophically the link between divine freedom and law earlier introduced in the Biblical analysis of God. Rosenzweig's essay, “The New Thinking,” deepens the analysis of the nexus between divine freedom and divine law and articulates the impact of both on freedom of human action and knowledge of the world. This chapter shows therefore how the logic of the law introduces a paradigm shift in analyses of how human desire relates to power and the production of knowledge about the world.

Keywords: new thinking; knowledge; desire; action; power; Franz Rosenzweig; F.W.J. Schelling

Chapter.  18990 words. 

Subjects: Judaism and Jewish Studies

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