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Judaism, as a religion and a way of life, has guided millions of lives and profoundly influenced its younger sisters, Christianity and Islam, as well as contributing major themes and norms to the liberal and humanistic traditions of the West. Not all Jews are religious, and not all of Judaism is philosophical; but at its core Judaism rests on a complex of values and ideas that address the abiding concerns of philosophy and perennial questions about the meaning and purpose of life, the nature of the universe, the roots and fruits of human responsibility, the character of justice, the worth of nature, and the dignity of persons. Judaism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation examines some of the central questions that such ideas raise, drawing on the ancient and more recent sources of Jewish thought, as viewed from a contemporary philosophical standpoint. This book is an ideal introduction for students of religion and philosophy who want to gain an understanding of the key themes and values of Judaism.

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9781138193352 | Routledge, October 15, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Judaism, as a religion and a way of life, has guided millions of lives and profoundly influenced its younger sisters, Christianity and Islam, as well as contributing major themes and norms to the liberal and humanistic traditions of the West.

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9781138193369 | Routledge, October 15, 2016, cover price $44.95

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How can we, as people and communities with different religions and cultures, live together with integrity? Does tolerance require us to deny our deep differences or give up all claims to truth, to trade our received traditions for skepticism or relativism? Cultural philosopher Lenn E. Goodman argues that we can respect one another and learn from one another's ways without either sharing them or relinquishing our own. He argues that our commitments to our own ideals and norms need not mean dogmatism or intolerance. In this study, Goodman offers a trenchant critique of John Rawls's pervasive claim that religious and metaphysical voices must be silenced in the core political deliberations of a democracy. Inquiry, dialogue, and open debate remain the safeguards of public and personal sanity, and any of us, Goodman illustrates, can learn from one another's traditions and explorations without abandoning our own.

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9781107052130 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2014, cover price $84.99 | About this edition: How can we, as people and communities with different religions and cultures, live together with integrity?

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9781107658059 | Cambridge Univ Pr, April 30, 2014, cover price $29.99

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Product Description: In this updated edition of his classic work, Lenn E. Goodman provides a concise introduction to the life and thought of Abu Ali al-Husain ibn Abdallah ibn Sina, known as Avicenna, who was born in the year 980 C.E. near Bokhara in what is now Uzbekistan and died 1037 C...read more

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9780415019293 | Routledge, November 1, 1992, cover price $165.00

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9780801472541 | Revised edition (Cornell Univ Pr, December 21, 2005), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: In this updated edition of his classic work, Lenn E.
9780415074094 | Routledge, November 1, 1992, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Of all the philosophers in the West, none, perhaps, is better known by name and less familiar in actual content of his ideas than the medieval Muslim philosopher, physician, minister and naturalist Abu Ali Ibn Sina, known since the days of the scholastics as Avicenna.

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Product Description: This book is an attempt to explain how, in the face of increasing religious authoritarianism in medieval Islamic civilization, some Muslim thinkers continued to pursue essentially humanistic, rational, and scientific discourses in the quest for knowledge, meaning, and values...read more

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9780195135800 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, March 27, 2003, cover price $130.00 | About this edition: This book is an attempt to explain how, in the face of increasing religious authoritarianism in medieval Islamic civilization, some Muslim thinkers continued to pursue essentially humanistic, rational, and scientific discourses in the quest for knowledge, meaning, and values.

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9780195189148 | Oxford Univ Pr on Demand, November 24, 2005, cover price $51.00 | About this edition: This book is an attempt to explain how, in the face of increasing religious authoritarianism in medieval Islamic civilization, some Muslim thinkers continued to pursue essentially humanistic, rational, and scientific discourses in the quest for knowledge, meaning, and values.

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Product Description: Explores Jewish aspects of Spinoza's philosophy from a wide variety of perspectives. (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Lenn E. Goodman (editor) and Heidi M. Ravven (editor)

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9780791453094 | State Univ of New York Pr, June 1, 2002, cover price $78.50 | About this edition: Explores Jewish aspects of Spinoza's philosophy from a wide variety of perspectives.

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9780791453100 | State Univ of New York Pr, June 1, 2002, cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Explores Jewish aspects of Spinoza's philosophy from a wide variety of perspectives.

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Product Description: This wide-ranging philosophical exploration defends the idea of Truth (with a capital "T") against the claims of skeptics, relativists, postmodernists, and other nay-sayers. Philosopher Lenn E. Goodman builds a broad and pluralistic account that makes room for scientific, moral, religious, and artistic truth, and makes sense of mythic discourse, poetry, and fiction, without the patronizing expedient of relegating each human idiom to some separate world or the authoritarian expedient of assigning each branch of inquiry to its own dogmatic priesthood...read more

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9781573929080 | Humanity Books, May 1, 2001, cover price $56.99 | About this edition: This wide-ranging philosophical exploration defends the idea of Truth (with a capital "T") against the claims of skeptics, relativists, postmodernists, and other nay-sayers.

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By Lenn E. Goodman (editor)

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9780791413395 | State Univ of New York Pr, July 1, 1992, cover price $63.50 | About this edition: Book by

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9780917232305 | 3 edition (Gee Tee Bee, June 1, 1992), cover price $18.00

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Product Description: This important study is the first to offer a sustained look at a variety of early modern Yiddish masterworks--and their writers and readers--paying particular attention to their treatment of supernatural themes and beings.

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9780300049435 | Yale Univ Pr, October 1, 1991, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: This important study is the first to offer a sustained look at a variety of early modern Yiddish masterworks--and their writers and readers--paying particular attention to their treatment of supernatural themes and beings.

By Lenn E. Goodman (editor)

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9780917232190 | Gee Tee Bee, September 1, 1985, cover price $19.95
9780917232077, titled "Rambam Readings in the Philosophy of Moses Maimonides" | Gee Tee Bee, June 1, 1978, cover price $19.95

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