Maimonides for Moderns

A Statement of Contemporary Jewish Philosophy

Authors: Bedzow, Ira

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  • Examines and finds meaning in various Maimonidean religious concepts
  • Describes normative principles of the Jewish tradition in a contemporary language
  • Engages with ancient and medieval sources as well as recent scholarship
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This book aims to construct a contemporary Jewish philosophy that accounts for virtue ethics or, rather, to give Jewish virtue ethics a contemporary language for its expression. Ira Bedzow draws significantly on the work of Moses Maimonides and his religio-philosophical explanation of Jewish ethics. However, Bedzow moves away from various aspects of Maimonides’s Aristotelian biology, physics, metaphysics, and psychology. The objective of the volume is to integrate the normative principles of the Jewish tradition into everyday life. While the book translates Jewish ethics from a medieval, Aristotelian framework into a contemporary one, it also serves as a means for Judaism to continue as a living tradition.  

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Ira Bedzow is the director of the Biomedical Ethics and Humanities Program at New York Medical College, USA, and the Senior Scholar of the Aspen Center for Social Values.  Bedzow received his PhD from Emory University, USA. He is also an Orthodox rabbi (yoreh yoreh and yadin yadin).  

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Maimonides for Moderns
Book Subtitle
A Statement of Contemporary Jewish Philosophy
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-44573-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-44573-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-44572-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83083-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 350
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