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Maimonides and the Sciences

  • Robert S. Cohen
  • Hillel Levine

Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 211)

About this book

Introduction

In this book, 11 leading scholars contribute to the understanding of the scientific and philosophical works of Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), the most luminous Jewish intellectual since Talmudic times. Deeply learned in mathematics, astronomy, astrology (which he strongly rejected), logic, philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and jurisprudence, and himself a practising physician, Maimonides flourished within the high Arabic culture of the 12th century, where he had momentous influence upon subsequent Jewish beliefs and behavior, upon ethical demands, and upon ritual traditions. For him, mastery of the sciences was indispensable in the process of religious fulfilment.

Keywords

Arabic Lenn Evan Goodman Maimonides Spinoza astronomy dialectic epistemology film logic mathematics naturalism philosophical works philosophy proposition tradition

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert S. Cohen
    • 1
  • Hillel Levine
    • 1
  1. 1.Boston UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2128-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2000
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5348-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2128-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0068-0346
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