Perspectives On Maimonides

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Leading scholars have combined forces to produce this volume on the philosophy and legal views of Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) and the historical context in which he worked. The philosophical section examines Maimonides' ethicalË?doctrine, his paradoxical life-style, his Guide of the Perplexed, his attitude to mysticism, his use of language, and his theory of astronomy. The legal section deals with law and medicine, the relation of Maimonides' legal thought to theË?Talmud, his doctrine of a just war, and his ...
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Overview

Leading scholars have combined forces to produce this volume on the philosophy and legal views of Moses Maimonides (1138-1204) and the historical context in which he worked. The philosophical section examines Maimonides' ethicalË?doctrine, his paradoxical life-style, his Guide of the Perplexed, his attitude to mysticism, his use of language, and his theory of astronomy. The legal section deals with law and medicine, the relation of Maimonides' legal thought to theË?Talmud, his doctrine of a just war, and his theory of redemption and Messianism. The history section examines Maimonides' accession to the position of head of the Jewish community in its historical context at the time of the rise of the 'Ayyubid dynasty under Saladin. (PRINT ON DEMAND)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781874774266
  • Publisher: Littman Library of Jewish Civilization
  • Publication date: 1/1/2007
  • Series: Library of Jewish Civilization
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Contributors
Introduction 1
1 The Ethical Views of Maimonides within the context of Islamicate Civilization 13
2 Maimonides' Governance of the Solitary 33
3 Maimonides in the Sultan's Palace 47
4 Maimonides on the Philosophic Sciences in his Treatise on the Art of Logic 77
5 Why Maimonides was not a Mutakallim 105
6 Neoplatonic Currents in Maimonides' Thought 115
7 Maimonides' Quest beyond Philosophy and Prophecy 141
8 The 'True Perplexity': The Guide of the Perplexed, Part II, Chapter 24 159
9 Maimonides on Religious Language 175
10 Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed on Forbidden Food in the light of his own Medical Opinion 195
11 Holy War in Maimonidean Law 209
12 'To the Utmost of Human Capacity': Maimonides on the Days of the Messiah 221
13 Maimonides on Eretz Yisrael: Halakhic, Philosophic, and Historical Perspectives 257
14 'At Our Place in al-Andalus', 'At Our Place in the Maghreb' 293
15 The Early Decades of Ayyubid Rule 295
16 Saladin's Egypt and Maimonides 303
17 Saladin's Religious Personality, Policy, and Image 300
Index 323
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