This book discusses the philosophy of Aaron David Gordon, known primarily as a pioneer and Zionist role modelץ
Translated from the French to Hebrew, with an introduction, notes and an afterword by Prof. Elhanan Yakira of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
“A Treasury of Fables” is a comprehensive study of the book written by Isaac ibn Sahula in Castile in 1281, which is distinguished by two innovations.
This collection deals with issues of poetry, literature, psychology, philosophy and art.
This book takes an innovative approach to psychoanalysis. Instead of following well known and predictable Oedipal themes, it offers to investigate the practice used by psychoanalysts in therapy.
This book connects existentialism and romanticism. Its aim is to show that at the heart of Sartre’s philosophy is a cohesive core of romantic ideas that influenced his existentialist thought.
Is there really Freedom? By following the philosophical debate on this issue, the book probes the ethical and existential aspirations of opposing theoretical views, and advances an inspiring vision of human freedom firmly embedded within nature.
This book questions the meaning of moral discourse and of the place of literature and philosophy in the context of the inner moral domain, and aims to expose the therapeutic possibilities found in reading and writing literature and philosophy.
This book examines the concept of inner religion as manifest in Judaism from bibilical times to the early days of Baal Shem Tov Hasidism in the light of religious studies. The book's analysis of the six dimensions of interior religion in diverse Jewish so
In the book A Question of Time, Joel Pearl proposes a new interpretation of the basis of psychoanalytical thought that reveals the basic deficiency in psychoanalysis since its inception. Pearl returns to the moment of the birth of psychoanalysis and shows
This book presents Chomsky as a first rate philosopher. Chomsky's linguistic theory is interpreted (in a Dworkian constructivist sense of the term ''interpretation'') as expressing three substantial and grounded philosophical contentions that are also int
Jacques Lacan is known not only as a revolutionary and significant psychoanalyst, but also as the most controversial psychoanalyst since Freud. His psychoanalytical theory, founded on the basic Freudian concepts, introduces a new and unique set of ideas a
This book offers a comprehensive reading of Hegel's philosophical project, tracing this project from its moment of conception as a critical reaction to Kant's philosophy, through its first theological formulation, to the discovery of the Idea of Spirit, u
Modern Hebrew Literature is engaged overtly and covertly, consciously and unconsciously, with moral issues. Historical upheavals – wars, immigration, the establishment of the independent country, the formation of an old-new culture – have brought about th
investigates the ways in which the literature of the American Renaissance negotiates the ethical, theological, political, and aesthetic implications of the Bible’s entanglement in the mid-nineteenth-century debates over slavery. By examining the intersec
The search for the meaning of life is one of man's deep passions. Humans are not content to merely exist. The want to understand their existence, to weave the different events, conditions and affinities of their lives into one complete, comprehensible
This study presents Merleau-Ponty's theory of the ''field of perception'' as a key concept through which we may reach a more comprehensive understanding of ourselves in the world. This concept can enable us to bypass the subject-object dualism characteris
Leibniz's theory of the monads is imprinted on Western cultural consciousness as the explicit representative of late 17th-century Baroque philosophy and rationalistic thought. This book sets out to demonstrate a monadic paradigm underlying scientific thou
Translated from English and co-published with Yediot Aharonot Press, this book explores Einstein's philosophy of religion.
This book compiles over thirty years of study, during which the author has articulated and developed the concept of ''philosophic mysticism'', that is, the type of mysticism that grows out of rigorous philosophical reflection but clearly alludes to a myst
The present volume deals mainly with the connections between Islam and Judaism in the spheres of philosophy and mysticism. It includes also articles on various subjects: ablution in Islamic Law, the appearance of Muhammad in Rasail Ikhwan al-Safa, a comme
This book presents a new interpretation of the major essays of the German Jewish philosopher, Walter Benjamin, by emphasizing the underlying visual elements in his writings. The visual aspect, and particularly photography, interfere with one's understandi
This book traces the thought of the German philosopher Karl Jaspers, from his early writings as a young psychiatrist to his mature thinking as an existentialist.
'On Duties'' (De Officiis), Cicero's last philosophical work, has been the most popular of his philosophical writings from antiquity to the present day. It deals with situations in everyday life in which the individual has to make important, and sometimes
A collection of essays depicting the figure of Abraham as reflected in texts from biblical to contemporary times, including Midrash, ancient and medieval philosophy, Kabbalah, as well as Christian and Islamic conceptions of Abraham as the father of th
A psychological examination of ancient myths and archetypes reflecting a parapatriarchal culture, out of which evolved the ancient epic hero, Gilgamesh. Gilgamesh's journey serves as a model for analysis of his world, and a key to understanding the capaci
In this work, written in 45 B.C.E in the form of three dialogues, Cicero explains and discusses the views of the three major philosophical schools of his age - the Epicureans, the Stoics, and the Peripatetics - on the issue of the highest good, or the
The book includes articles written by distinguished scholars, examining the relationship between morality and religion, from the point of view of general and Jewish philosophy.
A collection of articles written by renowned classical scholars in Israel and abroad, many of which address matters having to do with the Jews or the Land of Israel of the classical period.
Cicero here expounds on the theological views of the Epicurean, the Stoic, and the Academic schools of philosophy. The treatise is cast in the form of a dialogue, supposed to have taken place in 77 or 76 B.C.E. Translated from the Latin by Aviva Katzi
Studies in the thought of different philosophers, presented in the form of comparative analyses of pairs of thinkers, such as: Buber and Levinas, Hermann Cohen and Franz Rosenzweig, Pascal and R. Yehuda Halevi. This book sets out to establish a ''new-
More than 20 papers delivered by leading academic Bialik scholars (including Sadan, Shaked, Miron, Luz, Barzel, Kaddari, Werses) at a conference devoted to the study of H.N. Bialik's literary writings, held at Bar-Ilan University on the 50th anniversary o
Two volumes containing a collection of Hebrew and English articles dealing with various aspects of Islamic and Arabic arts, history, religion, philosophy, literature and linguistics. Many illustrations, maps and plans.