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  1. Transhumanism as a secularist faith.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2012 - Zygon 47 (4):710-734.
    In the second half of the twentieth century, humanism— namely, the worldview that underpinned Western thought for several centuries—has been severely critiqued by philosophers who highlighted its theoretical and ethical limitations. Inspired by the emergence of cybernetics and new technologies such as robotics, prosthetics, communications, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, and nanotechnology, there has been a desire to articulate a new worldview that will fit the posthuman condition. Posthumanism is a description of a new form of human existence in which the (...)
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  2. Rethinking the past and anticipating the future of religion and science.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2005 - Zygon 40 (1):33-41.
    . John Caiazza presents the current technoculture as the latest development in the ongoing conflict of science and religion that began with Tertullian in the third century. I argue that his presentation is historically inaccurate, because for most of Western history science and religion interacted with and cross‐fertilized each other. Contrary to Caiazza's misleading presentation, Western thought did not follow the dichotomous model polemically posed by Tertullian. I take issue with Caiazza's portrayal of postmodernism and his claim that technology is (...)
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    The legacy of Hans Jonas: Judaism and the phenomenon of life.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Christian Wiese (eds.) - 2008 - Boston: Brill.
    This volume offers a retrospective of Jonas's life and works by bringing together historians of modern Germany, Judaica scholars, philosophers, bioethicists, ...
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  4. History and the future of science and religion.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2010 - Zygon 45 (2):448-461.
    Philip Hefner identifies three settings in which to assess the future of science and religion: the academy, the public sphere, and the faith community. This essay argues that the discourse of science and religion could improve its standing within the secular academy in America by shifting the focus from theology to history. In the public sphere, the science-and-religion discourse could play an important role of promoting tolerance and respect toward the religious Other. For a given faith community (for example, Judaism) (...)
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    Menachem Fisch: The Rationality of Religious Dispute.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2016 - Leiden : Boston: Brill.
    Menachem Fisch is the Joseph and Ceil Mazer Professor of History and Philosophy of Science and Director of the Center for Religious and Interreligious Studies at Tel Aviv University. He is also Senior Fellow of the Kogod Center for the Renewal of Jewish Thought at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.
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    Jewish Environmental Ethics for the Anthropocene: An Integrative Approach.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2022 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 30 (1):189-214.
    This article argues that the Judaic understanding of creation care is a potent response to the challenges of the Anthropocene because Judaism acknowledges that humans have much in common with all other created beings, while respecting their alterity, and because Judaism insists on human responsibility toward and care of the created world. However, Jewish environmental ethics of care and responsibility could be greatly enriched if it incorporates the insights of the feminist ethics of care, ecofeminism, and environmental virtue ethics, three (...)
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    Perfecting Human Futures: Transhuman Visions and Technological Imaginations.J. Benjamin Hurlbut & Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (eds.) - 2016 - Wiesbaden: Imprint: Springer VS.
    Humans have always imagined better futures. From the desire to overcome death to the aspiration to dominion over the world, imaginations of the technological future reveal the commitments, values, and norms of those who construct them. Today, the human future is thrown into question by emerging technologies that promise radical control over human life and elicit corollary imaginations of human perfectibility. This interdisciplinary volume assembles scholars of science and technology studies, sociology, philosophy, theology, ethics, and history to examine imaginations of (...)
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    Avi Sagi: existentialism, pluralism, and identity.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2015 - Boston: Brill.
    Avi Sagi is professor of philosophy at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel, and senior fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem, Israel. A philosopher, literary critic, scholar of cultural studies, historian and philosopher of halakhah, public intellectual, social critic, and educator, Sagi has written most lucidly on the challenges that face humanity, Judaism, and Israeli society today. As an intertextual thinker, Sagi integrates numerous strands within contemporary philosophy, while critically engaging Jewish and non-Jewish philosophers. Offering an insightful (...)
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    David Novak: natural law and revealed Torah.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2014 - Boston: Brill.
    "This volume [...] presents the work of Novak, a thinker interested in the intersection of traditional Judaism and the modern world, especially how religious Jews can simultaneously exist within the liberal and democratic nation state yet remain separate from its tradition of secularism"--Back cover.
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    David R. Blumenthal.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2014 - Boston: Brill.
    David R. Blumenthal is Jay and Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies at Emory University. He has contributed greatly to the growth of Jewish Studies, the place of Judaism in Religious Studies, interreligious dialogue, and the reframing of Judaism in light of the Holocaust, postmodernism, and poststructuralism. For Blumenthal, theology is an ongoing reflection about everything we believe and do in the context of the living tradition.
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    David Shatz: Torah, Philosophy, and Culture.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2016 - Boston: Brill.
    David Shatz is the Ronald P. Stanton University Professor of Philosophy, Ethics, and Religious Thought at Yeshiva University and the editor of the _Torah u-Madda Journal._.
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    Eine Auseinandersetzung mit dem Transhumanismus aus jüdischer Perspektive1.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2010 - In Andreas Woyke, Reinhard Heil, Stefan Gammel & Christopher Coenen (eds.), Die Debatte Über »Human Enhancement«: Historische, Philosophische Und Ethische Aspekte der Technologischen Verbesserung des Menschen. Transcript Verlag. pp. 307-328.
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    Eugene B. Borowitz: rethinking God and ethics.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2014 - Boston: Brill.
    Why I am a theologian rather than a philosopher -- The Jewish need for theology, commentary -- Through the shadowed valley -- The autonomous Jewish self -- 'Im ba'et, eyma-since you object, let me put it this way.
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    Elliot N. Dorff: in search of the good life.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2014 - Boston: Brill.
    Rabbi Elliot N. Dorff, the Sol and Anne Dorff Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Rector of American Jewish University in Los Angeles, is one of today's leading Jewish ethicists. Writing extensively on the intersection of law, morality, science, religion, and medicine, Dorff offers an authoritative and non-Orthodox interpretation of Jewish law. As a leader in the Rabbinical Assembly's Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, he has shaped the religious practices of Conservative Jews. In serving on national advisory committees and task (...)
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    Eliezer Schweid: the responsibility of Jewish philosophy.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (ed.) - 2013 - Boston: Brill.
    This volume features Eliezer Schweid's most original essays and an interview with him. Together they express his fundamental outlook: the faith of a secular Jew, articulating responsibility toward one's neighbor, one's people, the world, and God in a secular age.
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    Human Flourishing and History: A Religious Imaginary for the Anthropocene.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2020 - Journal of the Philosophy of History 14 (3):382-418.
    The Anthropocene denotes the impact of human activity on Earth systems, resulting in mass extinctions of plant and animal species, pollution of oceans, lakes and rivers, and altering of the atmosphere. The Anthropocene signifies the mass control of nature by humans, the erasure of boundaries between humanity and nature, and the threat to human existence by human-made technology. How can biological humans flourish, if their physical environment, the very condition of their existence, is destroyed? What does it mean to thrive (...)
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  17. Interview with Menachem M. Kellner.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2015 - In Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.), Menachem Kellner: Jewish universalism. Brill.
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    J. David Bleich: where Halakhah and philosophy meet.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Steven H. Resnicoff (eds.) - 2015 - Boston: Brill.
    A foremost authority on Jewish law and ethics, Rabbi J. David Bleich has written extensively on medical ethics, Jewish law and contemporary social issues, and the interface of Jewish law and the American legal system. As the spiritual leader of Congregation B'nai Jehuda in Manhattan, Rabbi Bleich teaches weekly Talmud classes and lectures on Jewish law and philosophy.
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    Jewish Philosophy: A Personal Account.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2018 - Journal of World Philosophies 3 (2):98-104.
    This essay relates my life story as a Jewish philosopher who was born and raised in Israel but whose academic career has taken place in the United States. The essay explains how I developed my approach to Jewish philosophy as intellectual history, viewing philosophy as cultural practice. My research evolved over time from preoccupation with medieval and early-modern Jewish philosophy and mysticism to contemporary concerns of feminism, environmentalism, and transhumanism. Through a personal life story, the essay makes the case for (...)
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    Jewish philosophy for the twenty-first century: personal reflections.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2014 - Boston: Brill.
    Jewish Philosophy for the Twenty-First Century showcases living Jewish thinkers who produce innovative ideas taking into consideration theology, hermeneutics, politics, ethics, science and technology, law, gender, and ecology.
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    Jonathan Sacks: universalizing particularity.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2013 - Boston: Brill.
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    Lenn E. Goodman: Judaism, humanity, and nature.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2015 - Boston: Brill.
    Lenn E. Goodman is professor of philosophy and as the Andrew W. Mellon professor in the humanities at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. Trained in medieval Arabic and Hebrew philosophy and intellectual history, his prolific scholarship has covered the entire history of philosophy from antiquity to the present with a focus on medieval Jewish philosophy. A synthetic philosopher, Goodman has drawn on Jewish religious sources (e.g., Bible, Midrash, Mishnah, and Talmud) as well as philosophic sources (Jewish, Muslim, and Christian), in (...)
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    Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers (Pb Set) Volumes 6-10.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2015 - Brill.
    The Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers showcases outstanding Jewish thinkers who have made lasting contributions to constructive Jewish philosophy in the second half of the 20th century. In this paperback set of the volumes 6-10, the works of Judith Plaskow, David R. Blumenthal, Moshe Idel, Lenn E. Goodman, and Avi Sagi are examined and celebrated.
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    Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers (Pb Set) Volumes 11-15.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2016 - Brill.
    The Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers showcases outstanding Jewish thinkers who have made lasting contributions to constructive Jewish philosophy in the second half of the 20th century. In this paperback set of the volumes 11-15, the works of Elliot R. Wolfson, Menachem Kellner, J. David Bleich, Michael Fishbane, and Norbert M. Samuelson are examined and celebrated.
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    Michael Fishbane: Jewish Hermeneutical Theology.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2015 - Brill.
    Michael Fishbane is Nathan Cummings Distinguished Service Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Trained in biblical studies, he also writes constructive hermeneutic theology.
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    Menachem Kellner: Jewish universalism.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2015 - Boston: Brill.
    Menachem M. Kellner is an American-born scholar of Jewish philosophy, an educator, and a public intellectual who lives in Israel. For over three decades he taught at the University of Haifa, where he held the Sir Isaac and Lady Edith Wolfson Chair of Jewish Religious Thought as well as several high-level administrative positions. Currently he teaches Jewish philosophy at Shalem College, Israel's first liberal arts college, which seeks to integrate Western and Jewish texts. Trained in ethics and political philosophy, Kellner (...)
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    Michael L. Morgan: History and Moral Normativity.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2018 - Brill.
    Michael L. Morgan is Emeritus Chancellor Professor at Indiana University and the Grafstein Visiting Chair in Jewish Philosophy at the University of Toronto. He has written extensively on ancient Greek philosophy, modern Jewish philosophy, and post-Holocaust theology and ethics.
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    Norbert M. Samuelson: Reasoned Faith.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2015 - Boston: Brill.
    Norbert M. Samuelson is Harold and Jean Grossman Chair of Jewish Studies at Arizona State University. Trained in analytic philosophy, he has contributed to the professionalization of Jewish philosophy in America and to the field of religion and science.
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    11 Philosophy and kabbalah: 1200-1600.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2003 - In Daniel H. Frank & Oliver Leaman (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
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    Religion, Ecology, and Gender: A Jewish Perspective.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2005 - Feminist Theology 13 (3):373-397.
    This article examines the reasons for the limited interest in environmentalism in Judaism. The author suggests that the reasons are both historical and theological, Jews have been an urban people since the tenth century and they are also people of the book—that is a culture that sees any distraction from scholarly contemplation as less than worthy. However, over the past three decades there has been an interest and this is in response to the claim that the Judeo-Christian tradition is to (...)
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    Religion, Science, and Technology in the Post-Secular Age: The Case of Trans/Posthumanism.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2017 - Philosophy, Theology and the Sciences 4 (1):7.
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    The future of Jewish philosophy.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson (ed.) - 2018 - Leiden: Brill.
    This anthology reflects on the future of Jewish philosophy in light of the Library of Contemporary Jewish Philosophers (Brill, 2013-2018). The essays assess the academic contribution and cultural importance of Jewish philosophy and offer paths for its future growth.
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    Theology of Nature in Sixteenth-Century Italian Jewish Philosophy.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 1997 - Science in Context 10 (4):529-570.
    The ArgumentThis paper focuses on several Italian Jewish philosophers in the second half of the sixteenth century and the first third of the seventeenth century. It argues that their writings share a certain theology of nature. Because of it, the interest of Jews in the study of nature was not a proto-scientific but a hermeneutical activity based on the essential correspondence between God, Torah, and Israel. While the theology of nature analyzed in the paper did not prevent Jews from being (...)
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    Tamar Ross: Constructing Faith.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson & Aaron W. Hughes (eds.) - 2016 - Boston: Brill.
    Tamar Ross, Professor of Jewish Philosophy at Bar-Ilan University, is a constructive theologian who has made original and important contributions to feminist Orthodoxy.
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  35. The transhumanist pied pipers : a Jewish caution against false messianism.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2022 - In Arvin M. Gouw, Brian Patrick Green & Ted Peters (eds.), Religious Transhumanism and its Critics. Lexington Books.
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  36. The transhumanist pied pipers : a Jewish caution against false messianism.Hava Tirosh-Samuelson - 2022 - In Arvin M. Gouw, Brian Patrick Green & Ted Peters (eds.), Religious Transhumanism and Its Critics. Lexington Books.
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