Philosophy and Law: Essays Toward the Understanding of Maimonides and His Predecessors

Philosophy and Law: Essays Toward the Understanding of Maimonides and His Predecessors

by Leo Strauss
     
 

The first English translation of a work written in the 1920s. Strauss (1899-1973) sought to reconcile being an observant Jew with modern science and reason, and through a reading of Maimonides identified what he saw as a method of ensuring that reason will not be destructive of revelation. Among those discussed in this work are Julius Guttman, Plato, Aristotle,… See more details below

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The first English translation of a work written in the 1920s. Strauss (1899-1973) sought to reconcile being an observant Jew with modern science and reason, and through a reading of Maimonides identified what he saw as a method of ensuring that reason will not be destructive of revelation. Among those discussed in this work are Julius Guttman, Plato, Aristotle, Averroes, and Rabbi Levi ben Gerson.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780827602731
Publisher:
Jewish Publication Society
Publication date:
01/28/1987
Edition description:
1st English ed
Pages:
138

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