In this book, 11 leading scholars contribute to the understanding of the scientific and philosophical works of Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), the most luminous Jewish intellectual since Talmudic times. Deeply learned in mathematics, astronomy, astrology (which he strongly rejected), logic, philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and jurisprudence, and himself a practising physician, Maimonides flourished within the high Arabic culture of the 12th century, where he had momentous influence upon subsequent Jewish beliefs and behavior, upon ethical demands, and upon ritual traditions. For him, mastery of the sciences was indispensable in the process of religious fulfilment.
|Series:||Boston Studies in the Philosophy and History of Science , #211|
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2000|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.02(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; H. Levine, R.S. Cohen. Moses Maimonides; Y.Z. Langermann. Defining Maimonides' Aristotelianism; A. Altmann. Maimonides in Context; J. Agassi. '... with all your heart and with all your soul...': The Moral Psychology of the Shemonah Peraqim; D.H. Frank. Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed and the Transmission of the Mathematical Tract 'On Two Asymptotic Lines' in the Arabic, Latin and Hebrew Traditions; G. Freudenthal. Maimonidean Naturalism; L.E. Goodman. Deus sive Natura - The Metamorphosis of a Dictum from Maimonides to Spinoza; M. Idel. Maimonides' Use of Aristotelian Dialectic; J.L. Kraemer. Maimonides' Repudiation of Astrology; Y.Z. Langermann. Al-Sijzi: A Mathematical and Philosophical Commentary on Proposition II-14 in Apollonius's Conic Sections; R. Rashed. Maimonides on Language and the Science of Language; J. Stern. Aspects of Maimonides' Epistemology: Halakah and Science; I. Twersky. Index.