In this comprehensive study, Marvin Fox offers an approach to Moses Maimonides that illuminates the intersections of his philosophical, religious, and Jewish visions--ideas that have embattled readers of Maimonides since the twelfth century.
Marvin Fox is Philip W. Lown Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy at Brandeis University and professor of philosophy and religion at Boston University.
Preface Acknowledgments Pt. I: On Reading Maimonides 1: The Many-Sided Maimonides 2: The Range and Limits of Reason 3: The Esoteric Method 4: Maimonides' Method of Contradictions: A New View Pt. II: Aspects of Maimonides' Ethical Theory 5: The Doctrine of the Mean in Aristotle and Maimonides: A Comparative Study 6: Maimonides and Aquinas on Natural Law 7: The Nature of Man and the Foundations of Ethics: A Reading of Guide, I,1-2 8: Maimonides' Views on the Relations of Law and Morality Pt. III: Some Problems of Metaphysics and Religion in the Thought of Maimonides 9: Maimonides' Account of Divine Causality 10: Creation or Eternity: God in Relation to the World 11: Prayer and the Religious Life 12: Epilogue: The Significance of Maimonides for Contemporary Judaism Index