Jewish philosophy takes as its province every classic and emergent question that philosophy might address, pursuing a coherent vision of experience. The philosophy of Judaism examines sparer but still knotty questions about Jewishness: What does it mean to be a Jew? Are Jews a nation, a race, a religion? Are Jews to be known by their beliefs and practices, ideals, attitudes, or norms? Where Jewish philosophy might seek a meaning for ideas about nationhood or peoplehood or history, the philosophy of Judaism seeks meaning and direction in Jewish history itself and probes the nexus of Jewish ideas and norms to communal and personal identity.