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Maimonides the rationalist

Herbert A. Davidson

Maimonides the rationalist

by Herbert A. Davidson

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Published by Littman Library of Jewish Civilization in Oxford, Portland, Or .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Medieval Philosophy,
  • Jewish philosophy

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [299]-312) and index.

    StatementHerbert A. Davidson
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB755 .D38 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 318 p.
    Number of Pages318
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24902703M
    ISBN 101904113583
    ISBN 109781904113584
    LC Control Number2010027793
    OCLC/WorldCa148625963

    This reconsideration of Maimonides' efforts to argue for the rationalist, fundamental harmony of philosophy and the rabbinic worldview settles many important issues in the study of his work. Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.   Maimonides’s third component is, in a way, the most radical. Although a general belief in a future utopia called the messianic era is a fundamental principle of Judaism, its specific details and exact parameters are not part of that belief. Indeed, Maimonides excludes the messianic era as a theoretical subject of contemplation.

    Maimonides published in , sets out to investigate various aspects of Maimonides the Philosopher, and to ascertain whether the title of rationalist, that some ascribe to the Rambam, is actually deserved. The book is written with the forensic quality that those familiar. Maimonides and We The Legacy of Maimonides. by Ben Zion Bokser. Philosophical Library. pp. $ If this book succeeds, in barely pages, in portraying the religious thought of the great Jewish sage of the Middle Ages, it is the result of three virtues: the author’s thorough knowledge of the subject, his gift of clear and concise statement, and his determination—in the .

      He is the author of twenty-five books, including a series of five volumes on the Aramaic translation of the Hebrew Bible, which he co-authored with Dr. Stanley M. Wagner, and a series of four books on the twelfth-century philosopher Moses Maimonides, the latest being Maimonides: Reason Above All, published by Gefen Publishing s: In philosophy, rationalism is the epistemological view that "regards reason as the chief source and test of knowledge" or "any view appealing to reason as a source of knowledge or justification". More formally, rationalism is defined as a methodology or a theory "in which the criterion of the truth is not sensory but intellectual and deductive".. In an old controversy, rationalism .


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Maimonides the rationalist by Herbert A. Davidson Download PDF EPUB FB2

5. Maimonides' Knowledge of the Philosophical Literature of his Later Period 6. Maimonides on Metaphysical Knowledge 7. A Problematic Sentence in Guide for the Perplexed 8. Maimonides' Ethical Systems 9.

Maimonides the Rationalist The book provides the reader with a good understanding of the multi-faceted scholar that Maimonides by: 5.

Maimonides the Rationalist; The book provides the reader with a good understanding of the multi-faceted scholar that Maimonides was. Not just a scholar and philosopher, Maimonides was a physician.

Maimonides' Knowledge of the Philosophical Literature of his Later Period 6. Maimonides on Metaphysical Knowledge 7. A Problematic Sentence in Guide for the Perplexed 8.

Maimonides' Ethical Systems 9. Maimonides the Rationalist The book provides the reader with a good understanding of the multi-faceted scholar that Maimonides was.5/5. Maimonides: Life and Thought. by Moshe Halbertal, translated by Joel Linsider.

Princeton University Press, pp., $ The Matter and Form of Maimonides’ Guide. by Josef Stern. Harvard University Press, pp., $ Maimonides the Rationalist. by Herbert A. Davidson. The Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, pp., $ Maimonides was not the first rabbinic scholar to take an interest in philosophy, but he was unique in being a towering figure in both areas.

His law code, the Mishneh torah, stands with Rashi's commentary on the Babylonian Talmud as one of the two most intensely studied works of medieval rabbinic scholarship, while his Guide for the Perplexed is the most influential and.

In this book, Herbert Davidson examines Maimonides' efforts to reconstitute this all-embracing, rationalist worldview that he felt had been lost during the. Liverpool University Press is the UK's third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since Reviews 'Not surprisingly, this book is a major contribution to Maimonidean studies and to the history of medieval Jewish philosophy generally.' Aleph 'Davidson contributes much to the understanding of Maimonides recommended for.

Maimonides the Rationalist Herbert A. Davidson. out of 5 stars 4. Paperback. $ Next. which is heavier on his life and the background medieval world of which Maimonides was a part, but this book is better if you are intersted in Maimonides' thought and works.

Also good for issues related to Maimonides' thought is Marvin Fox's book Cited by:   Maybe use "Maimonides" at first and say "(herefrom referred to as Rambam)" or something like that.

Definitely use academic norms for references. I think a good idea would be to look at similar books targeted to primarily frum but also academic audience, like Chaim Saiman's Halakha, R. Lamm's Torah Umadda, Yoel Finkelman's Strictly Kosher Reading.

The book provides the reader with a wide-ranging overview of the various aspects of the often complex worldview of Maimonides. For the serious reader, Maimonides the Rationalist will certainly enhance their understanding, and increase their appreciation of one of the greatest Jewish minds in history/5.

Maimonides composed an encyclopedic code of law entitled the Mishneh Torah; a volume opus whose opening book, the Book of Knowledge, situated Jewish ethics in a rational, Aristotelian framework.

The rest of the Code offered, in digest form, a complete recounting of the entire Jewish law. Maimonides the Rationalist.

By Herbert A. Davidson. The Littman Library,pages. Moses Maimonides () criticized most people in his monumental Guide of the Perplexed when he wrote that “He who thinks about God and talks about him at length without scientific knowledge does not truly talk about God and think about Him.

WHAT DOES RATIONALIST MEAN. Hakham Faur also demonstrates the fallacy behind Maimonides’ supposed “rationalism”. In his book “Homo Mysticus”, where Hakham Faur exposes Maimonides ideas and beliefs as per his “Guide for the Perplexed”, he explains this topic in detail. There are 3 levels of “thought” or intellectualism.

Maimonides' Ethical Systems Commentary on the Mishnab; Shemonah perakim The Mishneb torah Moreh nevukhim Possible Explanations The Closing Paragraphs of the Moreh nevukhim Summary Maimonides the Rationalist Rationalist Exegesis of Scripture Rationalist Exegesis of Aggadah Rationalism and. Solomon Petit, a mystic and anti-rationalist, had first agitated against Maimonides in northern France and Germany, where he was supported in his attempts to ban the study of the Guide and the Book of Knowledge.

InPetit immigrated to Acre, where he taught Kabbalah; many of his students had been students of Naḥmanides after his. Maimonides the rationalist. Davidson, Herbert A. Littman Libr./Jewish Civiliz. pages $ Hardcover B Medieval Jewish rationalists' response to the teachings of secular philosophy was analogous to the attitude of contemporary religious people who regard the teachings of biology as reinforcing rather than challenging.

Maimonides’ Hidden Torah Commentaries, Genesis unites Maimonides’ scattered Torah explanations and observations, while illuminating and explaining his intentionally contradictory opinions.

The Great Eagle Maimonides: The Life and World of One of Civilization’s Greatest Minds by Joel L. Kraemer Doubleday. $ Writing ina year thought to mark the th anniversary of Moses Maimonides’ birth—now generally dated to —the intellectual historian Solomon Zeitlin noted with surprise that no complete study had ever been written of the.

5. Menachem Kellner's important book Maimonides' Confrontation With Mysticism is finally available in paperback, at the much more reasonable price of $ Highly recommended. There is also a new book by Herbert Davidson entitled Maimonides the Rationalist, but it is so far only available in hardcover at the rather high price of $ 6.

Maimonides and the Theological Diversity of Judaism George Y. Kohler made his PhD at Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Today he is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Jewish Thought at the Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel; there he is also director of the Joseph Carlebach Institut.

A German version of this review appeared in. Maimonides the Rationalist: Davidson, Herbert A.: Books - Books Advanced Search Today's Deals New Releases Amazon Charts Best Sellers & More The Globe & Mail Best Sellers New York Times Best Sellers Best Books of the Month Children's Books Textbooks Kindle /5(2).Moses Maimonides (Rambam, in traditional parlance) has been widely lionized as the greatest mind in Jewish history.

Even before his death inthe Author: Allan Nadler.Anti-Eschatology: Maimonides on the Messianic Era and the World to Come * Raphael Jospe is currently Professor of Jewish Philosophy in the Department of Jewish Heritage of Ariel University.

Prior to retirement, he was on the faculty of Bar Ilan University, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Rothberg International School) and the Open University of Israel.