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Author Scult, Allen Michael.

Title Being Jewish/reading Heidegger : an ontological encounter / Allen Scult
Edition 1st ed
Published New York : Fordham University Press, ©2004


Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 158 pages)
Series Perspectives in continental philosophy, 1089-3938 ; no. 36
Perspectives in continental philosophy ; no. 36.
Contents Situating the work: a brief history of being Jewish/reading Heidegger -- Between rhetoric and hermeneutics: thinking the sacredness of sacred texts -- Hermes' rhetorical problem: the dilemma of the sacred in hermeneutics -- Truth aspiring discourse at the end of philosophy: the limits of narrative -- A rhetorical phenomenology of Heidegger's speech: the philosopher as rabbinic sage -- Heidegger reading Aristotle: the rhetoric as ontolog -- Heidegger's teaching: philosophy as Torah
Summary Annotation This innovative book investigates "being Jewish" not as a sectarian religiosity but as a way of being-in-the-world particularly suited to understanding Heidegger's early phenomenology. At its core is an intimate engagement with "sacred texts," which grounds "being Jewish" in a way of life constituted as a way of reading - a way of reading transmitted to succeeding generations as a passionate teaching. Allen Scult argues that Heidegger was similarly involved in a passionate attempt to introduce his students to philosophical practice through a personal engagement with the words of Aristotle. Scult traces the hermeneutical affinity - even intimacy - between Judaism as a way of life, grounded in an intense interpretive relationship to the Torah; and Heidegger's view of philosophical practice, as a similarly intense interpretive relationship to the founding texts of Western philosophy. In tracing the dynamics of this relationship in Heideggerian and Jewish hermeneutics, Scult notonly finds mutually enlightening points of contact between the two, but also uncovers new ways of understanding how Heidegger's fundamental ontology is grounded in the lived experience of religion
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 145-152) and index
Notes English
Print version record
Subject Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976
SUBJECT Heidegger, Martin, 1889-1976 fast
Bible. Pentateuch -- Hermeneutics
Bible. Pentateuch fast
Subject Hermeneutics.
Rhetoric -- Philosophy.
Rhetoric -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Jewish philosophy.
Jewish philosophy
Rhetoric -- Philosophy
Rhetoric -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Form Electronic book