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Two Models of Jewish Philosophy: Justifying One's Practices

Daniel Rynhold


Judaism is a religion that historically has emphasized the importance of a set of practical commandments, and in the history of Jewish philosophy various attempts have been made to rationalize or justify these commandments. In this book, Daniel Rynhold attempts to formulate a general model for the justification of practices out of a critical analysis of approaches taken to the issue of ta’amei ha-mitzvot (the rationalization of the commandments) within Jewish philosophy.

Keywords: Jewish Philosophy, justification, Maimonides, PoP, PoT, practice, principles, rationalization, Soloveitchik, theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199274864
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2005 DOI:10.1093/019927486X.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daniel Rynhold, author
Lecturer in Judaism, King's College London
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