Maimonides / Edition 1

Maimonides / Edition 1

by T. M. Rudavsky
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405148977

ISBN-13: 9781405148979

Pub. Date: 03/15/2010

Publisher: Wiley

This pioneering guide to Maimonides incorporates material from his philosophical, legal, and medical works, thus providing a synoptic picture of the philosophical views of one of the most important Jewish thinkers of all time. The book covers a broad range of topics, including divine predication, proofs for the existence of God, Maimonides’ theory of creation

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This pioneering guide to Maimonides incorporates material from his philosophical, legal, and medical works, thus providing a synoptic picture of the philosophical views of one of the most important Jewish thinkers of all time. The book covers a broad range of topics, including divine predication, proofs for the existence of God, Maimonides’ theory of creation, prophecy and miracles, the problem of evil and divine providence, moral theory and the rationality of the law. Rudavsky makes a persuasive case that Maimonides saw himself as being engaged in philosophical dialogue, drawing not only upon his own Jewish tradition, but also upon the ideas of ancient Greek and Islamic philosophers.

Unparalleled in scope and accessibility, this concise volume is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Medieval Philosophy, Jewish Philosophy, and Jewish Studies, as well as non-specialists coming to Maimonides for the first time.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405148979
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Series:
Blackwell Great Minds Series, #24
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

preface vii

abbreviations xiii

1 life and works 1

2 language, logic, and the art of demonstration 19

3 what we can say about God 36

4 philosophical cosmology 61

5 philosophical anthropology 85

6 naturalism and supernaturalism: prophecy, miracles, and divine will 110

7 philosophical theology: divine providence, human freedom, and theodicy 137

8 morality, politics, and the law 161

9 on human felicity 184

bibliography 198

index 219

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