"Seeskin is to be commended. Moreover, Seeskin's application of rationalism to Judiasm is praiseworth. Autonomy in Jewish PhilosophyR^ is not easy reading, but it repays careful study. I highly recommend this excellent book to all serious students of Jewish Philosophy." Conservative Judaism
Although it is customary to view Judaism as a legalistic faith leaving little room for free thought or individual expression, Kenneth Seeskin argues that this view is wrong. Looking at classic texts from Biblical, Rabbinic, and philosophical literature, Seeskin shows that Judaism has always respected freedom of conscience and assigned an important role to the power of human reason. Clear and concise, this book offers a refreshing alternative to the mysticism and dogmatism prevalent in much of the recent literature.