Studies on Gersonides: A Fourteenth-Century Jewish Philosopher-Scientist

Studies on Gersonides: A Fourteenth-Century Jewish Philosopher-Scientist

by Freudenthal
     
 

ISBN-10: 9004096418

ISBN-13: 9789004096417

Pub. Date: 11/01/1992

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume of essays is devoted to the scientific work of Gersonides (1288-1344), one of the greatest figures of Medieval Jewish thought. Gersonides' contributions to astronomy, mathematics, logic, natural science and psychology are analyzed within the context of the contemporary Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin scholarly traditions.  See more details below

Overview

This volume of essays is devoted to the scientific work of Gersonides (1288-1344), one of the greatest figures of Medieval Jewish thought. Gersonides' contributions to astronomy, mathematics, logic, natural science and psychology are analyzed within the context of the contemporary Hebrew, Arabic, and Latin scholarly traditions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004096417
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/1992
Series:
Collection de Travaux de l'Academie Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences Series, #36
Pages:
422
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.58(h) x 1.31(d)

Table of Contents

Avant-Propos
Presentation
Pt. 1Gersonides' Astronomy: The Work, Its Context, and Its Influence
1Levi ben Gerson's Contributions to Astronomy3
2The Latin Translation of Levi ben Gerson's Astronomy21
3L'influence de l'astronomie de Levi ben Gershom sur Jacob ben David Bonjorn47
4Problemes methodologiques dans l'astronomie au debut du XIVe siecle55
5Les orientations de la science latine au debut du XIVe siecle71
Pt. 2Gersonides' Work in Mathematics
6Gersonide, commentateur d'Euclide: Traduction annotee de ses gloses sur les Elements83
7Remarques sur les ouvrages mathematiques de Gersonide149
Pt. 3Gersonides' Science in Its Relations to His Philosophy and Theology
8Gersonides on the Material and Active Intellects195
9Gersonides on the Magnet and the Heat of the Sun267
10Gersonides: Logic, Sciences and Philosophy285
11Gersonides' Biblical Commentary: Science, History and Providence305
12Sauver son ame ou sauver les phenomenes: soteriologie, epistemologie et astronomie chez Gersonide317
Pt. 4Bio-Bibliographical Appendices
13Gersonide en son temps: un tableau chronologique355
14Bibliographia Gersonideana. An Annotated List of Writings by and about R. Levi ben Gershom367
The Contributors415
Index of Proper Names417

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