Avi Sagi: Existentialism, Pluralism, and Identity

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Avi Sagi is Professor of Philosophy at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. A philosopher, literary critic, scholar of cultural studies, historian and philosopher of halakhah, public intellectual, social critic, and educator, Sagi has written most lucidly on the challenges that face humanity, Judaism, and Israeli society today. As an intertextual thinker, Sagi integrates numerous strands within contemporary philosophy, while critically engaging Jewish and non-Jewish philosophers. Offering an insightful defense of pluralism and multiculturalism, his numerous writings integrate philosophy, religion, theology, jurisprudence, psychology, art, literature, and politics, charting a new path for Jewish thought in the twenty-first century.
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Biographical Note

Hava Tirosh-Samuelson is Professor of History, Irving and Miriam Lowe Professor of Modern Judaism, and Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.

Aaron W. Hughes holds the Philip S. Bernstein Chair of Jewish Studies in the Department of Religion and Classics at the University of Rochester.

Table of contents

The Contributors
Editors’ Introduction to Series
Avi Sagi: An Intellectual Portrait Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
The Punishment of Amalek in Jewish Tradition: Coping with the Moral Problem Avi Sagi
Natural Law and the Halakhah: A Critical Analysis Avi Sagi
Tikkun Olam: Between Utopian Idea and Socio-Historical Process Avi Sagi
Justifying Interreligious Pluralism Avi Sagi
Interview with Avi Sagi Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
Select Bibliography

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