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Paradox and the Prophets
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Paradox and the Prophets: Hermann Cohen and the Indirect Communication of Religion

Daniel H. Weiss

Abstract

Hermann Cohen (1842–1918) stands as the most widely influential representative of 20th-century Jewish philosophy, and his Religion of Reason is frequently described as one of the most significant attempts to wrestle with the competing claims of philosophy and the Jewish religious tradition since Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed. Nevertheless, Cohen has often been treated merely as a precursor to later thinkers like Buber, Rosenzweig, and Levinas. This striking new study offers a rereading of Religion of Reason, arguing that the style and method of Cohen’s final work have been fundamentally m ... More

Keywords: Cohen, Kierkegaard, religion, reason, ethics, Scripture, philosophy, Jewish, communication, Levinas

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199895908
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199895908.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel H. Weiss, author
Cambridge University

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