The Charm of F. Rosenzweig’s Philosophy

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Abstract

The philosophical works of F. Rosenzweig have particular meaning for both academic and existential inquiries and interests, as he deeply re-observes the religious life of Judaism and Christianity through the reflection of human existence. Fear of death, observation of Plato’s understanding of Eros, overcoming of atheism of Goethe in the experience of faith — these key motives form a challenging discourse of Rosenzweig’s theological and philosophical thought, which invites reader into a truly charming spiritual journey. The article provides an intriguing introduction to the issue of RUDN Journal of Philosophy, which is dedicated to F. Rosenzweig and provides a scope to various aspects of the philosophy of one of the most prominent German-Jewish thinkers of the twentieth century, including topics such as criticism and reception of German idealism and existentialism, «new thinking» as a philosophical system, philosophical interpretation of biblical texts, Kabbalah and mysticism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-492
Number of pages8
JournalRUDN Journal of Philosophy
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2022

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© Ben Pazi H., 2022.

Keywords

  • Eros
  • Goethe
  • Plato
  • Rosenzweig
  • faith
  • fear of death
  • religious life

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