Interpreting Maimonides: Studies in Methodology, Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy (Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism New edition)

Interpreting Maimonides: Studies in Methodology, Metaphysics and Moral Philosophy (Chicago Studies in the History of Judaism New edition)

By: Marvin Fox (author)Paperback

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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.

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Marvin Fox is Philip W. Lown Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy at Brandeis University and professor of philosophy and religion at Boston University.

Contents

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

Product Details

  • publication date: 01/12/1994
  • ISBN13: 9780226259420
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 370
  • ID: 9780226259420
  • weight: 516
  • ISBN10: 0226259420
  • edition: New edition

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