1 Introduction 1.1 Jewish Thought and American Pragmatism: a Literature Review Harry Austryn Wolfson argued as early as 1911 that deep connections obtain between Jewish thought and classical American pragmatism ( CAP ). 1 After comparing what he considers to be the “Hellenized” thought of
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The purpose of this book is to contribute to the deeper understanding of the relationship between Jewish thought, utopia, and revolution, by taking a fresh look at its historical and religious roots. We approach the issue from several perspectives, with differences of opinion presented both in regard to what Jewish tradition is, and how to regard utopia and revolution. These notions are multifaceted, comprising aspects such as political messianism, religious renewal, Zionism, and different forms of Marxist and Anarchistic movements.
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Ma’aseh Bereshit in Italian Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah, 1492-1535
Western thought, characterized by simultaneous continuity and rupture.
IS IT POSSIBLE TO WRITE A HISTORY OF JEWISH THOUGHT?* Dov Schwartz Bar-Ilan University In the past few years, traditional scholars and would-be innovators have been locked in controversy over the scholarly study of Qabbalah. The eld of Jewish philosophical thought, however, has witnessed no
Asher D. Biemann
136 book reviews “Jewish thought is a cultural practice, and that prac- tice generates compelling accounts of an identity steeped in material culture” (2–3). Ken Koltun- Fromm, whose previous books include a highly original study on Moses Hess and Modern Jewish Identity (2001) and a no less