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Maimonides and His Heritage

Maimonides and His Heritage


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ISBN-13: 9780791476550
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/08/2009
Series: SUNY series in Jewish Philosophy Series
Pages: 261
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Idit Dobbs-Weinstein is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and the author of Maimonides and St. Thomas on the Limits of Reason, also published by SUNY Press.

Lenn E. Goodman is Professor of Philosophy and Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Vanderbilt University. He is the author or editor of many books, including Aristotle’s Politics Today (coedited with Robert B. Talisse); Jewish Themes in Spinoza’s Philosophy (coedited with Heidi M. Ravven); and Neoplatonism and Jewish Thought, all published by SUNY Press.

James Allen Grady is a PhD candidate in Philosophy and Graduate Fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion and Culture at Vanderbilt University.

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations

1. Maimonides as Biblical Exegete
Arthur Hyman

2. Philosophical Themes in Maimonides’ Sefer Ahavah
Menachem Kellner

3. Maimonides on Joy
Moshe Sokol

4. Maimonides’ Psychology
Alfred L. Ivry

5. Bahya and Maimonides on the Worth of Medicine
Lenn E. Goodman

6. The Ambiguity of the Imagination and the Ambivalence of Language in Maimonides and Spinoza
Idit Dobbs-Weinstein

7. The Philosophical Mysticism of Maimonides and Maimon
Gideon Freudenthal

8. Persecution and the Art of Representation: Schocken’s Maimonides Anthologies of the 1930s
Martina Urban

9. Maimonides in the Crucible of Zionism: Reflections on Yeshayahu Leibowitz’s Negative Theology
Paul Mendes-Flohr

10. Can We Be Maimonideans Today?
David Novak

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