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  1. David Patterson (2012). Genocide in Jewish Thought. Cambridge University Press.
    1. Introduction: a name, not an essence -- 2. Why Jewish thought and what makes it Jewish? -- 3. Deadly philosophical abstraction -- 4. The stranger in your midst -- 5. Nefesh: the soul as flesh and blood -- 6. The environmentalist contribution to genocide -- 7. Torture -- 8. Hunger and homelessness -- 9. Philosophy, religion, and genocide -- 10. A concluding reflection on body and soul.
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  2. David Patterson (2008). Emil L. Syracuse University Press.
    Introduction : the last of the German Jewish philosophers -- The philosophical roots of the Holocaust -- The Jewish encounter with modern philosophy -- The matter of singularity -- From Auschwitz to Jerusalem -- Tikkun haolam -- Closing reflections.
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  3. David Patterson (2008). Emil L. Fackenheim: A Jewish Philosopher's Response to the Holocaust. Syracuse University Press.
    Introduction : the last of the German Jewish philosophers -- The philosophical roots of the Holocaust -- The Jewish encounter with modern philosophy -- The matter of singularity -- From Auschwitz to Jerusalem -- Tikkun haolam -- Closing reflections.
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  4. David Patterson (2006). Emmanuel Levinas: A Jewish Thinker. Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia 62 (2/4):591 - 608.
    This article argues that the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas does not fall into the categories of postmodern thought; rather, it represents a fundamentally Jewish way of thinking that, in many ways, is opposed to postmodernism. The paper begins with a consideration of what makes Jewish thought Jewish and explains how and why the thinking of Levinas is defined by distinctively Jewish categories. It addresses his stance toward Torah and other sacred Jewish texts, as well as his view of creation and (...)
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  5. David Patterson (2005). Hebrew Language and Jewish Thought. Routledgecurzon.
    What makes Jewish thought Jewish? This book proceeds from a view of the Hebrew language as the holy tongue; such a view of Hebrew is, indeed, a distinctively Jewish view as determined by the Jewish religious tradition. Because language shapes thought and Hebrew is the foundational language of Jewish texts, this book explores the idea that Jewish thought is distinguished by concepts and categories rooted in Hebrew. Drawing on more than 300 Hebrew roots, the author shows that Jewish thought employs (...)
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  6. David Patterson (1996). Book Review: Exile: The Sense of Alienation in Modern Russian Letters. [REVIEW] Philosophy and Literature 20 (2).
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  7. David Patterson (1993). The Religious Aspect of Bakhtin's Aesthetics. Renascence 46 (1):55-70.
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  8. David Patterson (1990). The Life of Ivan lI'ich. Thought 65 (2):143-154.
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  9. David Patterson (1985). Mikhail Bakhtin and the Dialogical Dimensions of the Novel. Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 44 (2):131-139.
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  10. David Patterson (1979). The Unity of Existential Philosophy and Literature as Revealed by Shestov's Approach to Dostoevsky. Studies in East European Thought 19 (3):219-231.