On Liberty: Jewish Philosophical Perspectives Daniel H. Frank

ISBN: 9780312227296

Published: November 1st 1999

Hardcover

288 pages


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On Liberty: Jewish Philosophical Perspectives  by  Daniel H. Frank

On Liberty: Jewish Philosophical Perspectives by Daniel H. Frank
November 1st 1999 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 288 pages | ISBN: 9780312227296 | 3.46 Mb

Presenting nine original essays by scholars from the US, UK, and Israel, this volume turns the communal authority vs. post-Lockean liberalism debate assuming a mismatch between Judaism and the liberal state on its head. The first section treatsMorePresenting nine original essays by scholars from the US, UK, and Israel, this volume turns the communal authority vs. post-Lockean liberalism debate assuming a mismatch between Judaism and the liberal state on its head. The first section treats issues of Judaisms modern incorporation of democracy, human rights, personal autonomy, and pluralism.

To demonstrate that Jewish tradition has long conceptualized authority as being grounded in consent, part two harks back to Maimonides medieval reading of Biblical text on liberty, authority, and consent, and to rabbinical Responsa on political liberty.



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