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Human Nature & Jewish Thought: Judaism's Case for Why Persons Matter

Alan L. Mittleman


This book explores one of the great questions of our time: How can we preserve our sense of what it means to be a person while at the same time accepting what science tells us to be true—namely, that human nature is continuous with the rest of nature? What, in other words, does it mean to be a person in a world of things? This book shows how the Jewish tradition provides rich ways of understanding human nature and personhood that preserve human dignity and distinction in a world of neuroscience, evolutionary biology, biotechnology, and pervasive scientism. These ancient resources can speak to ... More

Keywords: human nature, Jewish tradition, human dignity, Jewish thought, Jewish philosophy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780691176277
Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691176277.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alan L. Mittleman, author
Jewish Theological Seminary

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