A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages / Edition 1

A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages / Edition 1

by Colette Sirat
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521397278

ISBN-13: 9780521397278

Pub. Date: 10/28/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book surveys the vast body of medieval Jewish philosophy, devoting ample discussion to major figures such as Saadiah Gaon, Maimonides, Abraham Ibn Ezra, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daoud, and Gersonides, as well as presenting the ancillary texts of lesser known authors. Sirat quotes little-known texts, providing commentary and situating them within their historical

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This book surveys the vast body of medieval Jewish philosophy, devoting ample discussion to major figures such as Saadiah Gaon, Maimonides, Abraham Ibn Ezra, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daoud, and Gersonides, as well as presenting the ancillary texts of lesser known authors. Sirat quotes little-known texts, providing commentary and situating them within their historical and philosophical contexts. A comprehensive bibliography directs the reader to the texts themselves and to recent studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521397278
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1990
Edition description:
1st pbk. ed
Pages:
496
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The Mutakallimun and other Jewish thinkers inspired by Muslim theological movements; 3. The Neoplatonists; 4. Judah Halevi and Abu-l-Barakat; 5. Aristotelianism; 6. Maimonides; 7. The thirteenth century; 8. The fourteenth century; 9. The fifteenth century; Bibliography; General index; Index of medieval works quoted in text.

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