Fackenheim's Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction

2014.09.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael L. Morgan, Fackenheim's Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction, University of Toronto Press, 2013, 399pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.09.11 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Michael L. Morgan, Fackenheim's Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction, University of Toronto Press, 2013, 399pp., $34.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781442612662. Reviewed by Michael Zank, Boston University Students of philosophy may be familiar with Emil Fackenheim as the author of a book on Hegel's philosophy of religion.[1] Students of Jewish philosophy may be familiar with different writings, such as To Mend the World[2] or God's Presence in History: Jewish Affirmations and Philosophical Reflections .[3] Are there two Fackenheims then, one Jewish thinker and the other a student of Continental philosophy? Perhaps. But Michael Morgan's approach to these two Fackenheims is to see them as intimately linked and always in conversation. Hence he can say with some emphasis that Fackenheim's attention to the Holocaust as "rupture" in history is something that Fackenheim... Read More

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