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The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Robert Eisen

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195171532
eISBN:
9780199785162
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171532.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This book analyzes the history of the interpretation of the book of Job by medieval Jewish exegetes. The scholarship on medieval Jewish thought has focused largely on the systematic philosophical ... More


Material and Mystical Worldviews

Yoel H. Kahn

in The Three Blessings: Boundaries, Censorship, and Identity in Jewish Liturgy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195373295
eISBN:
9780199893294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195373295.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Rabbinic commentators repeatedly debated not only the correct formulation of the blessings but also when and how to say them. Moses Maimonides and Moses Cordovero exemplify the opposing perspectives ... More


On First Looking into Maimonides’ Guide

Ralph Lerner

in "Na"ive Readings": Reveilles Political and Philosophic

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226353296
eISBN:
9780226353326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226353326.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Moses Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed poses a formidable challenge to any reader, however qualified. While one might earnestly wish to be guided to a better grasp of Judaism, to the difference ... More


The Avicennan Heritage

Jon McGinnis

in Avicenna

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195331479
eISBN:
9780199868032
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Prior to Avicenna, philosophy in Arabic-speaking lands was identified with a Neoplatonized Aristotelianism; however, after him it was Avicenna’s philosophical vision that came to dominate, which ... More


Maimon's Medieval Desire: The Hesheq Shelomo

in The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Drawing on his unpublished Hebrew manuscript, Hesheq Shelomo, this chapter examines Solomon Maimon's philosophy in the context of his concept of philosophical and theological perfectionism. It also ... More


Maharam of Padua versus Giustiniani: Mishneh Torah

Neil Weinstock Netanel and David Nimmer

in From Maimonides to Microsoft: The Jewish Law of Copyright Since the Birth of Print

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780195371994
eISBN:
9780190456658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195371994.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

Meir Katzenellenbogen, an esteemed rabbi in Padua, decided to print a new edition of Moses Maimonides’s classic codification of Jewish law, the twelfth-century Mishneh Torah. After preliminary ... More


The Imitation of God: Maimonides on the Active and the Contemplative Life

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Moses Maimonides's philosophical reflections on active life and contemplative life. Maimonides struggles to reconcile the contemplative and the active ways of life. He accepts ... More


Rethinking Jewish Philosophy: Beyond Particularism and Universalism

Aaron W. Hughes

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199356812
eISBN:
9780199358199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356812.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

The term “Jewish philosophy” is, in many ways, a paradox. Is it theology or is it philosophy? Is it a philosophical way of understanding Judaism, or a Jewish way of understanding philosophy? Does it ... More


The Harmony of Reason and Revelation: Augustine and Maimonides on Good and Evil

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the approaches of the Christian thinker Augustine of Hippo and the Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides to the nature of good and evil. Both Augustine and Maimonides draw on ... More


The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Abraham P. Socher

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

With extraordinary chutzpa and deep philosophical seriousness, Solomon ben Joshua of Lithuania renamed himself after his medieval intellectual hero, Moses Maimonides. Solomon Maimon was perhaps the ... More


The Making of a Movement

Elisha Russ-Fishbane

in Judaism, Sufism, and the Pietists of Medieval Egypt: A Study of Abraham Maimonides and His Times

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198728764
eISBN:
9780191795497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198728764.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Islam

Chapter 1 analyzes the origins of the Egyptian Jewish pietist movement in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries and the scope of its activities and communal impact. In response to other ... More


Corporeality and the Glory of the Infinite in the Philosophy of Levinas

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines why Moses Maimonides and Thomas Aquinas thought that sensory images fail to convey the meaning of transcendence and why they thought that, by ... More


Authoritarianism

Aaron W. Hughes

in Rethinking Jewish Philosophy: Beyond Particularism and Universalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199356812
eISBN:
9780199358199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356812.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter uses the figure of Maimonides as its case study, and his writings as a prism with which to re-imagine the creation of a canon of medieval Jewish philosophy in the nineteenth century. The ... More


Literary Afterlife

in The Radical Enlightenment of Solomon Maimon: Judaism, Heresy, and Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804751360
eISBN:
9780804767682
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804751360.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

As a writer and philosopher, Solomon Maimon acknowledged that his work was not as graceful as Moses Mendelssohn's mellifluous German prose or as architectonically grandiose as Immanuel Kant's ... More


Introduction

in Playing the Fool: Subversive Laughter in Troubled Times

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226473154
eISBN:
9780226473178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226473178.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Authors who wish to rouse certain of their readers while leaving the others to slumber on have a wide range of devices at their disposal, from irony and feigned madness to shocking frankness, ... More


Conclusion

Frank Griffel

in Al-Ghazali's Philosophical Theology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195331622
eISBN:
9780199867998
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331622.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Islam

Al-Ghazali did not present his teachings on cosmology in any cohesive way. The reason is that the details of cosmology were not one of the important matters of his theology and ethics. It is most ... More


The Dance of Human Expression: Al-Ghazālī and Maimonides

Diana Lobel

in The Quest for God and the Good: World Philosophy as a Living Experience

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153157
eISBN:
9780231527019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153157.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Abū Hāmid al-Ghazālī's dialectic between active life and contemplation and how it relates to Moses Maimonides's vision. At the height of his theological career, al-Ghazālī, a ... More


"Na"ive Readings": Reveilles Political and Philosophic

Ralph Lerner

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226353296
eISBN:
9780226353326
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226353326.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

We love our opinions and resist efforts by others to have us reconsider, let alone change, what we are pleased to treat as settled truths. Both philosophers and far-sighted political actors have long ... More


Re-frame

Aaron W. Hughes

in Shared Identities: Medieval and Modern Imaginings of Judeo-Islam

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190684464
eISBN:
9780190684495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190684464.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Chapter 6 seeks to re-frame or redescribe this so-called golden age by arguing that Islam provided the intellectual and religious context for the florescence of Judaism at a formative moment in its ... More


On History

Aaron W. Hughes

in Abrahamic Religions: On the Uses and Abuses of History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199934645
eISBN:
9780199980666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199934645.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Taxonomies that employ “Abrahamic” as their mode of comparison use an ahistorical and theological term as if it performed real historical and analytical work. Such schematization works on the ... More


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