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Precise disagreements are tough to accomplish, or even more durable to keep up, for the ghost of ultimate contract regularly haunts them. The Babylonian Talmud, even if, escapes from that ghost of contract, and provokes unsettling questions: Are there any stipulations less than which confrontation may perhaps represent a real courting among minds? Are disagreements continuously merely transitority steps towards ultimate contract? needs to a neighborhood of war of words consistently suggest contract, as in an contract to disagree? what's Talmud? rethinks the duty of philological, literary, ancient, and cultural research of the Talmud. It introduces a facet of this activity that has most sensible been approximated by means of the philosophical, anthropological, and ontological interrogation of person in courting to the Other-whether animal, divine, or human. In either engagement and disengagement with post-Heideggerian traditions of concept, Sergey Dogopolski enhances philological-historical and cultural methods to the Talmud with a rigorous anthropological, ontological, and Talmudic inquiry. He redefines where of the Talmud and its examine, either conventional and educational, within the highbrow map of the West, arguing that Talmud is a scholarly paintings of its personal and represents a basic highbrow self-discipline, now not a trifling program of logical, grammatical, or maybe rhetorical arts for the aim of textual hermeneutics. In Talmudic highbrow artwork, confrontation is a basic classification. what's Talmud? rediscovers war of words because the final situation of finite human life or co-existence.

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