Book prof. Rafael Yoshpe originally conceived as an introduction to the course of medieval Jewish philosophy and deals with methodological issue scoping study, rather than issues of content teachings attributed to Jewish philosophy. Philosophy - is the essence of the spirit of the people. In philosophy conceptualized its unique and special features, the aspirations that both reflect and define the historical destiny of this nation. Therefore, the fundamental philosophical problem of the tradition that develops this nation - a conceptual expression of universal and sustainable aspirations of the people's spirit. From the Publisher What is "Jewish philosophy"? Is it doing the medieval Jewish thinkers who converted to Christianity or Islam? As it is associated with Baruch Spinoza, a Jew, to the greatest extent influenced the formation of Western philosophy, and especially the Jewish philosophers of modern times? Does it refer to such "general" science, mathematics, astronomy and medicine, who studied medieval philosophers? Medieval thinkers believed that philosophy - is "the knowledge of the true nature of things." But if so, can be a perfect knowledge of the Jewish, Muslim or Christian? These and many other questions are answered in an accessible form, etc. Rafael Yoshpe, a leading historian of philosophy at the Open University of Israel.
Foreword W. Gershovich. On the question of "What is Jewish philosophy?" Why is the question "What is Jewish philosophy?" What is philosophy? "What is Jewish philosophy?" - Is a modern question What is Jewish philosophy in the historical and philosophical term? Jewish philosophy - internally contradictory concept? Jewish philosophy: the biographical criteria Religious Philosophy of Judaism Analogy: Christian philosophy by Gilson Another analogy: the Arab-Muslim philosophy Is identical to the Jewish identity of the Christian or a Muslim? Different approaches to the definition of Jewish philosophy Highly formalistic approach The essential approach Philosophy of Judaism The essence of Judaism according to Berkovich Conclusions regarding the essential approach Search for harmony between philosophy and Jewish tradition: Sirat Problems with the essential approach Jewish cake from non-Jewish products Disagreement Jews with Jews and non-Jews, with the consent of the Jews. Is there a single Jewish philosophical tradition? Philosophy in a Jewish context Contextual criteria for Jewish philosophy The criteria applied to the Jewish philosopher Spinoza "Jewish philosophy" in the broad and narrow sense Jewish philosophy as a "meeting" Anachronism as a feature of Jewish philosophy Conclusion Bibliography Smirnov. Is it possible understanding of Jewish philosophy as a single tradition? (Instead of an epilogue)