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Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy : Jewish Literature and Culture - Hava Tirosh-Samuelson

Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy

Jewish Literature and Culture

By: Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (Editor)

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Published: 18th June 2004
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Women and Gender in Jewish Philosophy is the first systematic attempt to interpret the Jewish philosophical tradition in light of feminist philosophy and to engage feminist philosophy from the perspective of Jewish philosophy. Written by Jewish women who are trained in philosophy, the 13 original essays presented here demonstrate that no analysis of Jewish philosophy (historical or constructive) can be adequate without attention to gender categories. The essays cover the entire Jewish philosophic tradition from Philo, through Maimonides, to Levinas, and they rethink the subdisciplines of Jewish philosophy, including metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, political theory, and theology. This volume offers an invitation for a new conversation between feminist philosophy and Jewish philosophy as well as a novel contribution to contemporary Jewish philosophy.

Contributors are Leora Batnitzky, Jean Axelrad Cahan, Idit Dobbs-Weinstein, Claire Elise Katz, Nancy Levene, Sandra B. Lubarsky, Sarah Pessin, Randi Rashkover, Heidi Miriam Ravven, T. M. Rudavsky, Suzanne Last Stone, Hava Tirosh-Samuelson, and Laurie Zoloth.

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Editor's Introduction: Jewish Philosophy in Conversation with Feminismp. 1
Re-Reading Jewish Philosophers
Loss, Presence, and Gabirol's Desire: Medieval Jewish Philosophy and the Possibility of a Feminist Groundp. 27
Thinking Desire in Gersonides and Spinozap. 51
Spinoza's Ethics of the Liberation of Desirep. 78
The Lonely Woman of Faith under Late Capitalism; or, Jewish Feminism in Marxist Perspectivep. 106
Dependency and Vulnerability: Jewish and Feminist Existentialist Constructions of the Humanp. 127
From Eros to Maternity: Love, Death, and "the Feminine" in the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinasp. 153
Re-Thinking Aspects of Jewish Philosophy
To Know What Is: Feminism, Metaphysics, and Epistemologyp. 179
Into the Woods: Killer Mothers, Feminist Ethics, and the Problem of Evilp. 204
Judaism's Body Politicp. 234
Feminism and the Rabbinic Conception of Justicep. 263
Reconstructing Divine Power: Post-Holocaust Jewish Theology, Feminism, and Process Philosophyp. 289
Theological Desire: Feminism, Philosophy, and Exegetical Jewish Thoughtp. 314
Contributorsp. 341
Indexp. 345
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ISBN: 9780253216731
ISBN-10: 0253216737
Series: Jewish Literature and Culture
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 18th June 2004
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.52