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By Michael L. Morgan

Emil L. Fackenheim, probably the most major Jewish thinkers of the 20 th century, is healthier identified for his deep and wealthy engagement with the results of the Nazi Holocaust on Jewish notion, Christian theology, and philosophy. in spite of the fact that, his profession as a thinker and theologian all started 20 years sooner than his first efforts to confront that awful occasion. during this ebook, well known Fackenheim specialist Michael L. Morgan bargains the 1st exam of the complete scope of Fackenheim’s 60-year occupation, past easily his paintings at the Holocaust.

Fackenheim’s Jewish Philosophy explores crucial subject matters of Fackenheim’s philosophical and spiritual notion and the way those remained primary, if now not continuously in immutable methods, over his whole profession. Morgan additionally presents perception into Fackenheim’s indebtedness to Kant, Hegel, and rabbinic midrash, in addition to the altering personality of his philosophical “voice.” The paintings concludes with a bankruptcy comparing Fackenheim’s legacy for current and destiny Jewish philosophy and philosophy extra generally.

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