Religion or halakha : the philosophy of Rabbi Joseph B. Soloveitchik / / by Dov Schwartz ; translated by Batya Stein.

Joseph B. Soloveitchik’s philosophy plays a significant role in twentieth century Jewish thought. This book focuses on the first stages of Soloveitchik’s philosophy, through a systematic and detailed discussion of his essay Halakhic Man. Schwartz analyzes this essay at three main levels: first, he c...

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Superior document:Supplements to The journal of Jewish thought and philosophy, v. 1
Year of Publication:2007
Series:Supplements to The journal of Jewish thought and philosophy ; v. 1.
Physical Description:1 online resource (384 p.)
Notes:Description based upon print version of record.
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Table of Contents:
  • The opening of Halakhic man : a covert dialogue with homo religiosus
  • Homo religiosus: between religion and cognition
  • The first paradigm of homo religiosus : Maimonides
  • The second paradigm of homo religiosus : Kant
  • Halakhic man as cognitive man
  • The negation of metaphysics and of the messianic idea
  • Mysticism, Kabbalah, and Hasidism
  • Halakhic cognition and the norm
  • Halakhic man's personality structure
  • Religiosity after cognition : all-inclusive consciousness
  • Myth as metaphor : halakhic man as a creator of worlds
  • Change or interpretation: repentance as creativity
  • On providence and prophecy
  • Halakhic man after twenty years : what has changed?.