Thursday, March 20, 2008
Socher, Abraham. "Review of Michael L. Morgan and Peter Eli Gordon, eds. CAMBRIDGE COMPANTION TO MODERN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY." NDPR March 15, 2008.
Morgan, Michael L., and Peter Eli Gordon, eds. Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy. Cambridge: CUP, 2007. In 1916, Isaac Husik ended his still-useful History of Medieval Jewish Philosophy on an elegiac note: "There are Jews now and there are philosophers, but there are no Jewish philosophers and there is no Jewish philosophy." Although Husik's epitaph isn't mentioned, the contributors and editors of the new Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy repeatedly and even worriedly address the question of whether there is any such distinctively philosophical sub-field through which the reader must be guided. . . . Read the rest here: http://ndpr.nd.edu/review.cfm?id=12643.