A concise alphabetical guide to the major thinkers, concepts and issues in the history of Jewish philosophy from antiquity to the present. Jewish Philosophy A-Z covers the major traditions of thought from Philo to Levinas and, since Jewish philosophy has occurred in broader environments (e.g., Hellenistic Alexandria, Medieval Baghdad, Weimar Germany), non-Jewish thinkers who have had an important influence on Jewish philosophy are also included (e.g., Plotinus, Alfarabi, Heidegger). Extensive cross-references allows the reader to examine topics to the desired degree of depth, making it easy to follow connections and pursue larger themes. An important pedagogical resource, Jewish Philosophy A-Z is suitable for undergraduate or postgraduate students as well as the interested general reader.
Aaron Hughes is Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the author of The Texture of the Divine: Imagination in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Thought (2004).
Table of Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Using this Book; Jewish Philosophy A-Z entries; Select Bibliography.