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2019.12.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samuel Lebens, Dani Rabinowitz, and Aaron Segal (eds.), Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age, Oxford University Press, 2019, 368pp., $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780198811374. Reviewed by David-Hillel Ruben, University of London Most departments of Jewish Studies offer a course in Jewish Philosophy. More often than not, such a course will provide the history of what many of the main Jewish philosophers thought, philosophers from Philo and the Medievals, through Spinoza and the Kantians, to the Modern period with such figures as Levinas, Rosenzweig, and Rabbi Joseph Soloveitchik. The course will not undertake any innovative Jewish philosophy, as this would be understood in analytic philosophy circles. It won't advance any argument about a philosophical topic beyond those claimed to be discovered in the texts. Its primary purpose will be to seek to understand how those earlier philosophers approached various philosophical topics. But many contemporary philosophers, trained in analytic modes of philosophy, have begun... Read More

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