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Maimonides on Metaphysical Knowledge

Herbert A. Davidson

in Maimonides the Rationalist

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113584
eISBN:
9781800340077
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113584.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores Maimonides' views on metaphysics. Maimonides considered apodictic demonstration (burhān) to be the surest tool the human intellect has for acquiring knowledge, since no one but ... More


Darwin's Unfinished Symphony

Kevin N. Laland

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182810
eISBN:
9780691184470
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182810.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Humans possess an extraordinary capacity for cultural production, from the arts and language to science and technology. How did the human mind—and the uniquely human ability to devise and transmit ... More


Darwin’s Unfinished Symphony

Kevin N. Laland

in Darwin's Unfinished Symphony

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691182810
eISBN:
9780691184470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691182810.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter poses the question of the evolution of intellectual faculties. But a satisfactory explanation demands insight into the evolutionary origins of some of our most striking attributes—our ... More


German Idealism in a Maimonidean Key

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/9780804751360.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In his commentary on Immanuel Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, Solomon Maimon used an approach that he described as one of independent and eclectic exegesis. Maimon's commentary moves from “obscure ... More


Maimonides’ Quest beyond Philosophy and Prophecy

Ithamar Gruenwald

in Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780197100714
eISBN:
9781800340404
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter details Maimonides’ quest beyond philosophy and prophecy. It has occasionally been noticed that certain elements in the writings of Maimonides may be interpreted as testifying to the ... More


Conclusion

Timothy Pawl

in In Defense of Conciliar Christology: A Philosophical Essay

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2016
ISBN:
9780198765929
eISBN:
9780191820618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198765929.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Philosophy of Religion

The Conclusion reiterates the main project of the book: to consider and rebut the extant philosophical objections to Conciliar Christology. It reminds the reader that the goal was not to prove the ... More


Heraclitus: What is Hidden

Andrew Hui

in A Theory of the Aphorism: From Confucius to Twitter

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691188959
eISBN:
9780691190556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691188959.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines how Heraclitus' insistence on the primacy of the logos anticipates the philosophizing of Plato and Aristotle, who nonetheless reject their predecessor on account of his ... More


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