Rational Rabbis

Rational Rabbis

Science and Talmudic Culture

eBook - 1997
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Fisch (history and philosophy of science and ideas, Tel Aviv U.) systematically examines the relationship between scientific rationality and Talmudic epistemology, revealing the authors of the Talmud as rabbis who, rather than conforming uncritically to tradition, knowingly expose and resolve problems inherent in the received traditions. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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"... a fascinating and thought-provoking book... " —The Jewish Quarterly

"The best introduction to the talmudic literature that is available.... An extraordinarily important book, brilliant, and lucid." —Daniel Boyarin

"Menachem Fisch has written a rich, thoughtful book. One will come away from Rational Rabbis with a deeper understanding of just what the Talmud is." —Hilary Putnam

Talmudic culture is often viewed as bound by its traditions. Menachem Fisch maintains that a close reading of talmudic texts frequently reveals their authors as rabbis who, rather than conform uncritically to tradition, knowingly set out to expose and resolve problems inherent in the received traditions.



Indiana University Press

"... a fascinating and thought-provoking book... " —The Jewish Quarterly

"The best introduction to the talmudic literature that is available.... An extraordinarily important book, brilliant, and lucid." —Daniel Boyarin

"Menachem Fisch has written a rich, thoughtful book. One will come away from Rational Rabbis with a deeper understanding of just what the Talmud is." —Hilary Putnam

Talmudic culture is often viewed as bound by its traditions. Menachem Fisch maintains that a close reading of talmudic texts frequently reveals their authors as rabbis who, rather than conform uncritically to tradition, knowingly set out to expose and resolve problems inherent in the received traditions.



Publisher: Bloomington, Ind. : Indiana University Press, ©1997
ISBN: 9780585207711
0585207712
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xxii, 263 pages)

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