Maimonides and His Heritage

Maimonides and His Heritage

by Idit Dobbs-Weinstein
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791476553

ISBN-13: 9780791476550

Pub. Date: 01/08/2009

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Examines the Jewish philosopher’s influence on theology, philosophy, medicine, and law, and his impact on later thinkers.

This volume celebrates the depth and breadth of Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides’ (1138–1204) achievements. The essays gathered here explore the rich diversity of a heritage that extends over eight hundred years,

Overview

Examines the Jewish philosopher’s influence on theology, philosophy, medicine, and law, and his impact on later thinkers.

This volume celebrates the depth and breadth of Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides’ (1138–1204) achievements. The essays gathered here explore the rich diversity of a heritage that extends over eight hundred years, beginning with Maimonides’ historical context; ranging through his distinct contributions to philosophy, theology, medicine, and Jewish law; to the impact his ideas have had on later generations. His humane perspective and commitment to intellectual rigor are reflected in the wide range of his works and his active role as a spiritual guide and intellectual leader. Maimonides’ intellectual openness makes his work an enduring model of creative synthesis and critical appropriation, as well as a continuing source of intellectual stimulation not only for the many specialist scholars who scrutinize his texts but also for a wide and lively audience of nonspecialists.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791476550
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
01/08/2009
Series:
SUNY series in Jewish Philosophy Series
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
List of Abbreviations

1. Maimonides as Biblical Exegete
Arthur Hyman

2. Philosophical Themes in Maimonides’ Sefer Ahavah
Menachem Kellner

3. Maimonides on Joy
Moshe Sokol

4. Maimonides’ Psychology
Alfred L. Ivry

5. Bahya and Maimonides on the Worth of Medicine
Lenn E. Goodman

6. The Ambiguity of the Imagination and the Ambivalence of Language in Maimonides and Spinoza
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein

7. The Philosophical Mysticism of Maimonides and Maimon
Gideon Freudenthal

8. Persecution and the Art of Representation: Schocken’s Maimonides Anthologies of the 1930s
Martina Urban

9. Maimonides in the Crucible of Zionism: Reflections on Yeshayahu Leibowitz’s Negative Theology
Paul Mendes-Flohr

10. Can We Be Maimonideans Today?
David Novak

Bibliography
List of Contributors
Index

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