Dialectic of Separation : Judaism and Philosophy in the Work of Salomon Munk, Hardback Book

Dialectic of Separation : Judaism and Philosophy in the Work of Salomon Munk Hardback

Part of the Perspectives in Jewish Intellectual Life series

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Salomon Munk (1803-1867) belonged to a group of German-Jewish scholars who pioneered the systematic study of Arabic, Judeo-Arabic and Islamic philosophy in Western Europe in the nineteenth century, as part of a movement that came to be known as the Science of Judaism.

The Science of Judaism applied the tools of modern science (in particular philology) to the study of Judaism, seeking to shed light on its manifold aspects and historical contexts-an undertaking which eventually led to the birth of Jewish studies as an academic discipline.

Munk's ground-breaking studies of Arabic and Judeo-Arabic sources were to play a central role in this process, exerting a major influence on nineteenth century German and French Oriental studies as well as on modern philosophical historiography, and paving the way for the scientific study of the relationship between medieval Jewish, Islamic, and Christian thought.

This book is an attempt to restore this extraordinary representative of German Jewry to the pantheon of the Science of Judaism, and in the process, to illustrate the fascinating origins of the academic field of Jewish and Islamic Studies.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 226 pages, 2 illustrations
  • Publisher: Academic Studies Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Oriental & Indian philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781618116536

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