David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 18 (1):75-105 (2010)
The most important Jewish source for Hermann Cohen's rational theology of Judaism is Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed . Indeed, the Guide is of such importance that Cohen bases his entire idealistic interpretation of the Jewish religion on it. In particular, Cohen derives his discussion of the continued authority of Mosaic law from the Guide . What follows focuses on Cohen's discussion of the “Law” in his Religion of Reason out of the Sources of Judaism , and attempts to fill a gap in recent Cohen research by dealing with questions of halakhah and the interpretation of rabbinical sources. Cohen's original reading of, inter alia, Guide III.31-32 led him to formulate a theory wherein Mosaic law—and by extension Judaism—guarantees the highest end of human morality. In identifying God with this end, Cohen eventually finds the ultimate criterion for the decision of how much of traditional Jewish law must still be observed in the need for the preservation of the purest monotheism—another central point in Maimonides' philosophy
|Keywords||Commandments Hermann Cohen Maimonides Reform Judaism Mosaic Law|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Jehuda Melber (1968/2003). Judaism: The Religion of Reason: The Philosophy of Hermann Cohen and How It Shaped Modern Jewish Thought. Jonathan David Publishers.
James A. Diamond (2010). Exegetigal Idealization: Hermann Cohens Religion of Reason Out of the Sources of Maimonides. Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 18 (1):49-73.
Aaron W. Hughes (2010). Maimonides and the Pre-Maimonidean Jewish Philosophical Tradition According to Hermann Cohen. Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 18 (1):1-26.
Moses Maimonides (1963). The Guide of the Perplexed. University of Chicago Press.
Boaz Cohen (1959/1969). Law and Tradition in Judaism. New York, Ktav Pub. House.
Hartwig Wiedebach (2011). Logic of Science Vs. Theory of Creation: The Authority of Annihilation in Hermann Cohens Logic of Origin. Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 18 (2):107-120.
Oliver Leaman (1995). Evil and Suffering in Jewish Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
José Faur (1998). Homo Mysticus: A Guide to Maimonides's Guide for the Perplexed. Syracuse University Press.
Robert Erlewine (2010). Hermann Cohen, Maimonides, and the Jewish Vvirtue of Humility. Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 18 (1):27-47.
Added to index2010-08-16
Total downloads12 ( #147,569 of 1,688,589 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #183,788 of 1,688,589 )
How can I increase my downloads?