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Título: On Justice: An Essay in Jewish Philosophy
Editorial: Yale University Press, New Haven
Año de publicación: 1991
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine
Edición: First Edition.
xvi, 288p. Cloth. A fine copy, in a fine d.j. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de ref. de la librería 019088
Sinopsis: What is fair? How and when can punishment be legitimate? Is there recompense for human suffering? How can we understand ideas about immortality or an afterlife in the context of critical thinking on the human condition? In this book L.E. Goodman presents a general theory of justice that makes systematic use of the Jewish sources and brings them into a philosophical dialogue with the leading ethical and political texts of the Western tradition. Goodman takes an ontological approach to questions of natural and human justice, developing a theory of community and of non-vindictive yet retributive punishment that is grounded in careful analysis of various Jewish sources - biblical, rabbinic, and philosophical. His exegesis of these sources allow Plato, Kant and Rawls to join in a discourse with Spinoza and medieval reationalists, such as Saadiah and Maimonides, who speak in a very different idiom but address many of the same themes. Drawing on sources old and new, Jewish and non-Jewish, Goodman offers fresh perspectives on important moral and theological issues that should be of interest to both Jewish and secular philosophers.
Biografía del autor: Lenn E. Goodman is Professor of Philosophy and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. A graduate of Harvard and a former Marshall Scholar, Goodman earned his doctorate at Oxford and is a past winner of the Baumgardt Prize of the American Philosophical Association and the Gratz Centennial Prize, for his book God of Abraham. He has lectured throughout the United States and in Europe, Australia, and Israel. Among his other books are Judaism, Human Rights and Human Values, Avicenna, Islamic Humanism, and Jewish and Islamic Philosophy: Crosspollinations in the Classic Age.
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