TITLE

Authentic selfhood in Heidegger and Rosenzweig

AUTHOR(S)
Cohen, Richard A.
PUB. DATE
April 1993
SOURCE
Human Studies;Apr93, Vol. 16 Issue 1/2, p111
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article aims to sketch the contours of Franz Rosenzweig's original theory of the self found in the book "The Star of Redemption." "The Star of Redemption" hardly received any general notice but, today it is receiving serious attention within the field of contemporary Jewish studies. Despite this neglect, by dint of its original criticisms as well as its original contributions, the book rightfully has a place in contemporary thinking. While there are many reasons why the book has not found its rightful place. These reasons are its difficulty, its Jewishness, the general neglect of religion. The task is worthwhile and timely, it seems not only because Rosenzweig's theory is original and important in itself, though this is the primary reason but its contribution involves linking human being to the issues and controversies which constitute contemporary thought. The personality, which lives lost in its purely social roles, increasingly comes to its unique character, its true self, and its nature. But, it comes to itself not in order to hearken more deeply or carefully to itself or to being.
ACCESSION #
11629405

 

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