Item description for Natural Law in Judaism by David Novak...
Overview Natural law is the idea that our basic moral principles apply to every human being, and are accessible to human reason. Most people have assumed that since Judaism seems to consist of a specific historical revelation and a specific tradition, that an idea such as natural law is foreign to it. This book shows that natural law is part of Judaism, and that it is consistent with its specific revelation and tradition. In this book, not only is the history of an idea shown with great accuracy, but the idea of natural law is presented as a way of conveying some of Judaism's meaning for life today.
Publishers Description In this study of Judaism, philosophy and comparative ethics, the author argues that the assumption that Judaism has no natural law theory to speak of, held by the vast majority of scholars, is simply wrong. The text shows how natural law theory, using a variety of different terms for itself throughout the ages, has been a constant element in Jewish thought. It sorts out the varieties of Jewish natural law theory, illuminating their strengths and weaknesses. It also presents a case for utilizing natural law theory in order to deal with theological and philosophical questions in Judaism's ongoing reflection on its own meaning and its meaning for the wider world. David Novak combines erudition in the Jewish tradition, the history of philosophy and law, and the imagination to argue for Judaism in the context of debates both theoretical and practical.
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Studio: Cambridge University Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.82" Width: 5.7" Height: 0.68" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date Feb 7, 2013
Publisher Cambridge University Press
ISBN 052163170X ISBN13 9780521631709
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More About David Novak
David Novak is the chairman and CEO of Yum! Brands, Inc., which operates in more than 112 countries and employs 1.4 million people. All three of the company's restaurant chains - KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell - are global leaders in fast food. Prior to leading Yum!, Novak was president of both KFC and Pizza Hut, and held senior management positions at Pepsi-Cola. He's been featured as one of the world's "30 Best CEOs" by Barron's, one of Fortune's "Top People in Business," and one of the "100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World" by Harvard Business Review.
David Novak was born in 1941 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Toronto, University of Virginia University of Virginia.