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Philosophy, Jewish
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I. Definition

The combination of the terms Judaism and philosophy suggests two distinct but deeply related issues: the place of Judaism in the history of philosophy and the emergence of a distinctive “Jewish” philosophy. Viewed historically, the compound Jewish philosophy points to a process of cultural debate between Greek “philosophy” and thought shaped by Jewish religion and culture, during which the two were often treated as irreconcilabl…

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Veltri, Giuseppe, “Philosophy, Jewish”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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