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Lenn E. Goodman: Judaism, Humanity, and Nature

Posted by on Friday, November 21, 2014 in Ongoing Research.

Cover image of Lenn E. Goodman: Judaism, Humanity, and NatureLenn E. Goodman: Judaism, Humanity, and Nature. Volume 9 in the Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers. Edited by Hava Tirosh-Samuelson and Aaron W. Hughes. With an Introduction by Alan Mittleman Jewish Theological Seminary. Brill 2015.

From the publisher’s website: “Lenn E. Goodman is Professor of Philosophy and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Trained in medieval Arabic and Hebrew philosophy and intellectual history, his prolific scholarship has covered the entire history of philosophy from antiquity to the present with a focus on medieval Jewish philosophy. A synthetic philosopher, Goodman has drawn on Jewish religious sources (e.g., Bible, Midrash, Mishnah, and Talmud) as well as philosophic sources (Jewish, Muslim, and Christian), in an attempt to construct his own distinctive theory about the natural basis of morality and justice. Taking his cue from medieval Jewish philosophers such as Maimonides, Goodman offers a new theoretical framework for Jewish communal life that is attentive to contemporary philosophy and science.”

Table of contents

The Contributors
Editors’ Introduction to Series
Lenn E. Goodman: An Intellectual Portrait Alan Mittleman
Value and the Dynamics of Being Lenn E. Goodman
Respect for Nature in the Jewish Tradition Lenn E. Goodman
Leaving Eden Lenn E. Goodman
Time, Creation, and the Mirror for Narcissus Lenn E. Goodman
Interview with Professor Lenn Evan Goodman Hava Tirosh-Samuelson
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