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Socratic TorahNon-Jews in Rabbinic Intellectual Culture$
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Jenny R. Labendz

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199934560

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934560.001.0001

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The Epistemological Implications of Socratic Torah

The Epistemological Implications of Socratic Torah

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Socratic Torah

Jenny R. Labendz

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on the ways in which Socratic Torah represents a departure from common rabbinic epistemology. While the epistemology that dominates rabbinic literature is based on the inherent authority of biblical revelation and rabbinic tradition, Socratic Torah reflects an epistemology in which knowledge is experiential, intuitive, and perhaps even innate.

Keywords:   epistemology, rabbinic, revelation

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