On Maimonides / Edition 1

On Maimonides / Edition 1

by Charles H. Manekin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0534583830

ISBN-13: 9780534583835

Pub. Date: 04/27/2004

Publisher: Cengage Learning


ON MAIMONIDES, like other titles in the Wadsworth Philosopher's Series, offers a concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to this philosopher's most important ideas. Presenting the most important insights of well over a hundred seminal philosophers in both the Eastern and Western traditions, the Wadsworth Philosophers Series contains volumes written by scholars

Overview


ON MAIMONIDES, like other titles in the Wadsworth Philosopher's Series, offers a concise, yet comprehensive, introduction to this philosopher's most important ideas. Presenting the most important insights of well over a hundred seminal philosophers in both the Eastern and Western traditions, the Wadsworth Philosophers Series contains volumes written by scholars noted for their excellence in teaching and for their well-versed comprehension of each featured philosopher's major works and contributions. These titles have proven valuable in a number of ways. Serving as standalone texts when tackling a philosophers' original sources or as helpful resources for focusing philosophy students' engagements with these philosopher's often conceptually daunting works, these titles have also gained extraordinary popularity with a lay readership and quite often serve as "refreshers" for philosophy instructors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780534583835
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
04/27/2004
Series:
Wadsworth Philosophers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Introduction1
Interpreting Maimonides1
2Life and Works6
Early Period6
Middle Period10
Late Period18
3Describing and Conceiving God22
The Problem of Attributes25
Summary35
4Creation38
Introduction38
Creation vs. Eternity39
The Philosophical Argument for Voluntary Creation48
Religious Arguments for Voluntary Creation50
Summary52
5Divine Governance and Providence54
Introduction54
Prophecy56
Divine Recompense64
Miracles68
Divine Knowledge71
Summary74
6Human Happiness76
Human Biology and Psychology76
Psychophysical Equilibrium and the Extinction of Desire79
Natural vs. Conventional Morality80
The Well-Balanced Society81
"The Thing that Remains"87
The "Intellectual Worship of God"90
Bibliography94

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