Dependency and vulnerability: Jewish and feminist existentialist constructions of the human

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Abstract

Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and Emmanuel Levinas describe the human being as dependent and vulnerable. Significantly, each of these philosophers uses gendered terms to make his arguments. This essay describes the ways in which their Jewish existentialist accounts of what it means to be human have a number of important affinities with contemporary "womencentered" feminist philosophies, and feminist philosophies of care more specifically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationWomen and Gender in Jewish Philosophy
PublisherIndiana University Press
Pages127-152
Number of pages26
ISBN (Print)0253343968, 9780253343963
StatePublished - 2004

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Arts and Humanities

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