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Introduction

Amos Funkenstein

in Theology and the Scientific Imagination

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181356
eISBN:
9780691184265
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181356.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This introductory chapter discusses how the Catholic response to the secularization of the divine seldom restored the fine medieval balance between philosophy and theology. On the contrary, whenever ... More


Maimonides’ Knowledge of the Philosophical Literature in his Later Period

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/9781904113584.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the extent to which the evidence bears out the expectation that Maimonides has developed a greater familiarity with philosophical literature in his later years. It begins with ... More


Introduction: Life and Works

Seymour Feldman

in Gersonides: Judaism within the Limits of Reason

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113447
eISBN:
9781800340152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113447.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter ranges over a lot of philosophical and theological territory, such as Gersonides' treatment of divine cognition that takes up Maimonides' theory of divine attributes. It provides an ... More


Subtle Insights Concerning Knowledge and Practice

Sa'd ibn Mansur Ibn Kammuna al-Baghdadi

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300203691
eISBN:
9780300249569
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300203691.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Middle Eastern Politics

Written in the mid-thirteenth century for the newly appointed governor of Isfahan, this compact treatise and philosophical guidebook includes a wide-ranging and accessible set of essays on ethics, ... More


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