Modern French Jewish Thought : Writings on Religion and Politics, Hardback Book

Modern French Jewish Thought : Writings on Religion and Politics Hardback

Edited by Sarah Hammerschlag

Part of the The Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought series

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"Modern Jewish thought" is often defined as a German affair, with interventions from Eastern European, American, and Israeli philosophers.

The story of France's development of its own schools of thought has not been substantially treated outside the French milieu.

This anthology of modern French Jewish writing offers the first look at how this significant and diverse body of work developed within the historical and intellectual contexts of France and Europe.

Translated into English, these documents speak to two critical axes-the first between Jewish universalism and particularism, and the second between identification and disidentification of French Jews with France as a nation.

Offering key works from Simone Weil, Vladimir Jankelevitch, Emmanuel Levinas, Albert Memmi, Helene Cixous, Jacques Derrida, and many others, this volume is organized in roughly chronological order to highlight the connections among religion, politics, and history as they coalesce around a Judaism that is unique to France. Hardcover is un-jacketed.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304 pages
  • Publisher: University Press of New England
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  • Category: Philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781611685268

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