Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Homo Religiosus: Between Religion And Cognition

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

Rabbi Joseph Baer Soloveitchik hints a link between the cognition of the scientist and that of Halakhic Man. In his view, the scientific attitude of cognitive man is relevant at the normative level as well, as evident from his reliance on traditional formulations. He further focuses on dialecticepistemic aspects in the personality of homo religious. The claim that the criteria of Cohen's thought are not relevant to homo religious and his phenomenological approach is discussed in detail in this chapter. The chapter exposes the intricate structure of the consciousness of homo religious in general, concentrating on the process and the method of exposure. The attitude to homo religious thus determines the esoteric writing style that R. Soloveitchik adopts. The cognitive structure of Halakhic Man leaves no room whatsoever for homo religious, who is perceived as a risk to be attacked and eliminated.

Keywords: cognitive man; esoteric writing style; Halakhic Man; homo religious; Rabbi Joseph Baer Soloveitchik

10.1163/ej.9789004157668.i-376.12
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004157668.i-376.12
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Religion or Halakha — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation