(From Ecclesiastes to Simone Weil: Varieties of Philosophi...)
From Ecclesiastes to Simone Weil: Varieties of Philosophical Spirituality reads major philosophers from the Western philosophical canon and beyond for the spirituality implicit in their metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, and logic. Ernest Rubinstein revives for the modern reader the spiritual import of philosophy as an area of inquiry and study. Spirituality is understood as a lived orientation towards the sacred. The sacred is characterized as the source of all being and human wellbeing. Philosophy is presented as an avenue of approach to the sacred alternative to the western religious traditions. Philosophers treated include Plato, Descartes, Spinoza, Kant, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Emerson, William James, Bertrand Russell, and Simone Weil.
Rubinstein received a Bachelor`s degree from Brandeis University in 1974. Five years later he earned his Master`s degree in Theology from Harvard Divinity School.
Then in 1985, Ernest was given a Master of Arts degree in Jewish studies from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Also in 1995, he received a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Jewish theology from Northwestern University.
Rubinstein began his career as an ecumenical librarian at Interchurch Center in 1994 and held it for eleven years. Since 1995, he has been an adjunct assistant professor of humanities at New York University School of Professional Studies.
In 2001, Rubinstein took a position of a book reviewer at Publishers Weekly. Then in 2005, Ernest was appointed a theological librarian at Drew University. Nine years later he became a part time lecturer at Rutgers University and held the position for a year.
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