David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
University of Chicago Press (1991)
In this book Raymond L. Weiss examines how a seminal Jewish thinker negotiates the philosophical conflict between Athens and Jerusalem in the crucial area of ethics. Maimonides, a master of both the classical and the biblical-rabbinic traditions, reconciled their differing views of morality primarily in the context of Jewish jurisprudence. Taking into consideration the entire corpus of Maimonides' writings, Weiss focuses on the ethical sections of the Commentary on the Mishnah and the Mishneh Torah , but also discusses the Guide of the Perplexed , the letters of Maimonides, and his medical works. The gulf between classical philosophy and the Torah made the task of Maimonides extraordinarily difficult. Weiss shows that Maimonides subtly preserves the tension between those traditions while producing a practical accommodation between them. To explain how Maimonides was able to accomplish this twofold goal, Weiss takes seriously the multilevel character of Maimonides' works. Weiss interrupts Maimonides as a heterodox thinker who, with utter integrity, faces the Law's encounter with philosophy and gives both the Torah and philosophy their due.
|Keywords||Jewish ethics History|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$6.66 used (88% off) $43.06 new (18% off) $49.38 direct from Amazon (6% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B759.M34.W45 1991|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Moses Maimonides (1975/1983). Ethical Writings of Maimonides. Dover Publications.
Menachem Marc Kellner (2010). Torah in the Observatory: Gersonides, Maimonides, Song of Songs. Academic Studies Press.
James T. Robinson (2007). Maimonides, Samuel Ibn Tibbon, and the Construction of a Jewish Tradition of Philosophy. In Jay Michael Harris (ed.), Maimonides After 800 Years: Essays on Maimonides and His Influence. Distributed by Harvard University Press.
Moshe Halbertal (2007). Maimonides on the Soul / Lenn E. Goodman - What is the Mishneh Torah? On Codification and Ambivalence. In Jay Michael Harris (ed.), Maimonides After 800 Years: Essays on Maimonides and His Influence. Distributed by Harvard University Press.
Allan Nadler (2007). The "Rambam Revival" in Early Modern Jewish Thought Maskilim, Mitnagdim, and Hasidim on Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed. In Jay Michael Harris (ed.), Maimonides After 800 Years: Essays on Maimonides and His Influence. Distributed by Harvard University Press.
Roslyn Weiss (2007). Natural Order or Divine Will: Maimonides on Cosmogony and Prophecy. Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 15 (1):1-26.
Shlomo Pines & Yirmiyahu Yovel (eds.) (1986). Maimonides and Philosophy: Papers Presented at the Sixth Jerusalem Philosophical Encounter, May, 1985. Distributors for the U.S. And Canada, Kluwer Academic Publishers.
David Hartman (1976). Maimonides: Torah and Philosophic Quest. Jewish Publication Society of America.
Moses Maimonides & Salo Wittmayer Baron (eds.) (1941/1966). Essays on Maimonides. New York, Ams Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads14 ( #118,745 of 1,099,748 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #189,552 of 1,099,748 )
How can I increase my downloads?