By Willi Goetschel
Exploring the topic of Jewish philosophy as a arguable development web site of the venture of modernity, this publication examines the results of the several and sometimes conflicting notions that force the talk at the query of what Jewish philosophy is or might be.
The thought of Jewish philosophy begs the query of philosophy as such. yet "Jewish philosophy" doesn't simply replicate what "philosophy" lacks. quite, it demanding situations the venture of philosophy itself. interpreting the idea of Spinoza, Moses Mendelssohn, Heinrich Heine, Hermann Cohen Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Margarete Susman, Hermann Levin Goldschmidt, and others, the booklet highlights how the main philosophic moments in their works are these within which particular issues in their "Jewish questions" tell the rethinking of philosophy's disciplinarity in significant terms.
The lengthy late popularity of the modernity that informs the serious trajectories of Jewish philosophers from Spinoza and Mendelssohn to the current emancipates not only "Jewish philosophy" from an infelicitous pigeonhole those philosophers so pointedly sought to reject yet, extra very important, emancipates philosophy from its fake claims to universalism.