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  1. Joan E. Taylor (2003). Jewish Women Philosophers of First-Century Alexandria: Philo's "Therapeutae" Reconsidered. Oxford University Press.score: 363.0
    The 'Therapeutae' were a Jewish group of ascetic philosophers who lived outside Alexandria in the middle of the first century CE. They are described in Philo's treatise De Vita Contemplativa and have often been considered in comparison with early Christians, the Essenes, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. But who were they really? This study focuses particularly on issues of history, rhetoric, women, and gender in a wide exploration of the group, and comes to new conclusions about the (...)
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  2. Eliezer Schweid (2008). The Classic Jewish Philosophers: From Saadia Through the Renaissance. Brill.score: 342.0
    This book provides a standard reference of the major medieval Jewish philosophers, as well as an eminently readable narrative of the course of medieval Jewish ...
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  3. Irene Kajon (2006). Contemporary Jewish Philosophy: An Introduction. Routledge.score: 294.0
    Contemporary Jewish Philosophy offers a comprehensive survey of Jewish philosophy in the twentieth century. At the same time, it gives an appraisal of the meaning of this philosophy within the context of the history of philosophy. Jewish philosophers who are introduced are the most important in this age: Hermann Cohen, Franz Rosenzweig, Martin Buber, Leo Strauss, Emmanuel Le;vinas. The problems which are emphasized are the crisis of humanism and the quest for new thinking. This book (...)
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  4. Michael D. Oppenheim (2009). Encounters of Consequence: Jewish Philosophy in the Twentieth Century and Beyond. Academic Studies Press.score: 225.0
    Some underlying issues of modern Jewish philosophy -- Does Judaism have universal significance? -- Death and the fear of death in Franz Rosenzweig's The star of redemption -- The Halevi book -- Into life : Rosenzweig's essays on God, man and the world -- The meaning of Hasidism : Martin Buber and Gershom Scholem -- Autobiography and the becoming of the self : Martin Buber and Joseph Campbell -- Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas : a midrash or thought-experiment -- (...)
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  5. Michael L. Morgan & Peter Eli Gordon (eds.) (2007). The Cambridge Companion to Modern Jewish Philosophy. Cambrige University Press.score: 210.0
    Modern Jewish philosophy emerged in the seventeenth century, with the impact of the new science and modern philosophy on thinkers who were reflecting upon the nature of Judaism and Jewish life. This collection of new essays examines the work of several of the most important of these figures, from the seventeenth to the late-twentieth centuries, and addresses themes central to the tradition of modern Jewish philosophy: language and revelation, autonomy and authority, the problem of evil, messianism, the (...)
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  6. Reyes Mate (2004). Memory of the West: The Contemporaneity of Forgotten Jewish Thinkers. Rodopi.score: 201.0
    Reyes Mate's Memory of the West looks back in order to look forward. It is a sustained reflection on the great disillusion Europe experienced after World War I. Europeans understood that bombs had buried the Enlightenment. They knew that, to avoid catastrophe, they had to think anew. The catastrophe came, but Cohen, Benjamin, Kafka, and Rosenzweig had sounded the warning.
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  7. Eliezer Schweid (2011). A History of Modern Jewish Religious Philosophy. Brill.score: 192.0
     
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  8. Thomas Meyer (2009). Zwischen Philosophie Und Gesetz: Jüdische Philosophie Und Theologie von 1933 Bis 1938. Brill.score: 189.0
    The present work studies for the first time the important discussions of the period from the debate between Leo Strauss and Julius Guttmann, Alexander Altmann s contribution to Jewish theology, to the reception of the work of Franz ...
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  9. Daniel H. Frank & Oliver Leaman (eds.) (2003). The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.score: 186.0
    From the ninth to the fifteenth centuries Jewish thinkers living in Islamic and Christian lands philosophized about Judaism. Influenced first by Islamic theological speculation and the great philosophers of classical antiquity, and then in the late medieval period by Christian Scholasticism, Jewish philosophers and scientists reflected on the nature of language about God, the scope and limits of human understanding, the eternity or createdness of the world, prophecy and divine providence, the possibility of human freedom, and (...)
     
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  10. Martin Kavka (2004). Jewish Messianism and the History of Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.score: 185.0
    Jewish Messianism and the History of Philosophy contests the ancient opposition between Athens and Jerusalem by retrieval of the concept of meontology - the doctrine of nonbeing - in one strand of the Jewish philosophical and theological tradition. This book offers new readings of important figures in contemporary Continental philosophy, critiquing arguments about the role of lived religion in the thought of Jacques Derrida, the role of Greek philosophy in the thought of Emmanuel Levinas, and the ethical (...)
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  11. Daniel H. Frank & Oliver Leaman (eds.) (1997). History of Jewish Philosophy. Routledge.score: 183.0
    Consciously writing from a Jewish background, thirty-five esteemed authors, from Britain, Canada, Israel, and the United States cover the whole breadth of Jewish philosophy, concentrating upon the philosophical interest of the ideas themselves. The contributors to this work explore numerous issues raised in the text of the Bible and in the history of the Jewish people, and discuss the major schools of thought and most serious controversies of ancient and modern Jewish philosophy. Topics include postmodern (...)
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  12. Zohar Raviv (2008). Decoding the Dogma Within the Enigma: The Life, Works, Mystical Piety and Systematic Thought of Rabbi Moses Cordoeiro (Aka Cordovero; Safed, Israel, 1522-1570). [REVIEW] Produced in the Usa by Lightning Source Inc..score: 174.0
     
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  13. Diego Sánchez Meca & Jacqueline Tobiass (eds.) (2011). Pensadores Judíos: De Filón de Alejandría a Walter Benjamin. Objeto Perdido Ediciones.score: 174.0
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  14. Chaim Wirszubski, Y. L. Barukh, Benedictus de Spinoza & Salomon Maimon (eds.) (2009). Aḥerim: Barukh Shpinozah, Shelomoh Maimon. Miśkal.score: 174.0
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  15. Alan Mittleman (2012). A Short History of Jewish Ethics: Conduct and Character in the Context of Covenant. Wiley-Blackwell.score: 165.3
    Ethics in the axial age -- Some aspects of rabbinic ethics -- Medieval philosophical ethics -- Medieval rabbinic and kabbalistic ethics -- Modern Jewish ethics.
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  16. Jack Cohen (2000). Major Philosophers of Jewish Prayer in the Twentieth Century. Fordham University Press.score: 152.0
    Major Philosophers of Jewish Prayer in the Twentieth Century addresses the troubling questions posed by the modern Jewish worshiper, including such obstacles to prayer as the inability to concentrate on the words and meanings of formal liturgy, the paucity of emotional involvement, the lack of theological conviction, the anthropomorphic and particularly the masculine emphasis of prayer nomenclature, and other matters. In assessing these difficultites, Cohen brings to the reader the writings on prayer of some seminal 20th century (...)
     
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  17. Michael A. Rosenthal (2008). Spinoza, History, and Jewish Modernity. In Charles Harry Manekin & Robert Eisen (eds.), Philosophers and the Jewish Bible. University Press of Maryland.score: 144.0
     
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  18. Emil L. Fackenheim (1970/1997). God's Presence in History: Jewish Affirmations and Philosophical Reflections. J. Aronson.score: 143.0
     
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  19. Robert Eisen (2004). The Book of Job in Medieval Jewish Philosophy. Oxford University Press.score: 141.0
    Medieval Jewish philosophers have been studied extensively by modern scholars, but even though their philosophical thinking was often shaped by their interpretation of the Bible, relatively little attention has been paid to them as biblical interpreters. In this study, Robert Eisen breaks new ground by analyzing how six medieval Jewish philosophers approached the Book of Job. These thinkers covered are Saadiah Gaon, Moses Maimonides, Samuel ibn Tibbon, Zerahiah Hen, Gersonides, and Simon ben Zemah Duran. Eisen explores (...)
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  20. Phillip Cary (1999). Philosophy and Religion in the West. Teaching Co..score: 137.0
    pt. 1. lecture 1. Philosophy and religion as traditions ; lecture 2. Plato's inquiries ; lecture 3. Plato's spirituality ; lecture 4. Plato and Aristotle ; lecture 5. Plotinus ; lecture 6. The Jewish scriptures ; lecture 7. Platonist philosophy and scriptural religion ; lecture 8. The New Testament ; lecture 9. Rabbinic Judaism ; lecture 10. Church Fathers ; lecture 11. The development of Christian Platonism ; lecture 12. Jewish rationalism and mysticism (six cassettes) -- pt. 2. (...)
     
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  21. Alexander Altmann (1981). Essays in Jewish Intellectual History. Published for Brandeis University Press by University Press of New England.score: 132.0
     
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  22. Job Y. Jindo (2012). Recontextualizing Kaufmann: His Empirical Conception of the Bible and Its Significance in Jewish Intellectual History. Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 19 (2):95-129.score: 130.0
    Abstract This essay revisits the significance of Kaufmann's Toledot ha-emunah ha-yisre'elit in Jewish intellectual history, as its reception has hitherto been somewhat reductive. His work is generally viewed as an anti-Christian (anti-Wellhausen) polemic with a Zionist agenda that sought to glorify the formative period of his people. A closer look at his intellectual background, as well as his theoretical framework, leads us to a different understanding of his work in general and of its alleged nationalistic features in particular. (...)
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  23. Giuseppe Veltri (2009). Renaissance Philosophy in Jewish Garb: Foundations and Challenges in Judaism on the Eve of Modernity. Brill.score: 129.3
    Introduction: in search of a Jewish renaissance -- Jewish philosophy: humanist roots of a contradiction in terms -- The prophetic-poetic dimension of philosophy: the ars poetica and Immanuel of Rome -- Leone Ebreo's concept of Jewish philosophy -- Conceptions of history: Azariah de Rossi -- Scientific thought and the exegetical mind, with an essay on the life and works of Rabbi Judah Loew -- Mathematical and biblical exegesis: Jewish sources of Athanasius Kircher's musical theory -- (...)
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  24. Charles Harry Manekin & Robert Eisen (eds.) (2008). Philosophers and the Jewish Bible. University Press of Maryland.score: 128.0
     
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  25. Michael A. Shmidman & Bernard Lander (eds.) (2007). Turim: Studies in Jewish History and Literature: Presented to Dr. Bernard Lander. Distributed by Ktav Pub..score: 120.0
    The Circumcision Controversy in Classical Reform in Historical Context Judith Bleich Toward the close of the nineteenth century, a gathering of rabbinic ...
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  26. Michah Gottlieb (2013). Faith, Reason, Politics: Essays on the History of Jewish Thought. Eurospan [Distributor].score: 120.0
     
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  27. Julius Guttmann (1964/1973). Philosophies of Judaism: The History of Jewish Philosophy From Biblical Times to Franz Rosenzweig. Schocken.score: 120.0
     
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  28. Aviezer Ravitzky (1996). History and Faith: Studies in Jewish Philosophy. J.C. Gieben.score: 120.0
     
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  29. Michael A. Shmidman & Bernard Lander (eds.) (2007). Turim: Studies in Jewish History and Literature: Presented to Dr. Distributed by Ktav Pub..score: 120.0
     
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  30. Isadore Twersky (ed.) (1979). Studies in Medieval Jewish History and Literature. Harvard University Press.score: 120.0
     
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  31. Colette Sirat (1990). A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages. Editions De La Maison des Sciences De L'Homme.score: 114.0
    This book surveys the vast body of medieval Jewish philosophy, devoting ample discussion to major figures such as Saadiah Gaon, Maimonides, Abraham Ibn Ezra, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daoud, and Gersonides, as well as presenting the ancillary texts of lesser known authors. Sirat quotes little-known texts, providing commentary and situating them within their historical and philosophical contexts. A comprehensive bibliography directs the reader to the texts themselves and to recent studies.
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  32. Ian Hunter (2007). The History of Philosophy and the Persona of the Philosopher. Modern Intellectual History 4 (3):571-600.score: 114.0
    Although history is the pre-eminent part of the gallant sciences, philosophers advise against it from fear that it might completely destroy the kingdom of darkness—that is, scholastic philosophy—which previously has been wrongly held to be a necessary instrument of theology.
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  33. Lenn Evan Goodman (1996). God of Abraham. Oxford University Press.score: 108.0
    This cogently argued and richly illustrated book rejects the dichotomy between the God of Abraham and the God of the philosophers to argue that the two are one. In God of Abraham, one of our leading philosophers of religion shows how human values can illuminate our idea of God and how the monotheistic idea of God in turn illuminates our moral, social, cultural, aesthetic, and even ritual understanding. Throughout Goodman draws on a wealth of traditional, philosophical, historical, and (...)
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  34. Raymond Goldwater (1962). Jewish Philosophy and Philosophers. London, Hillel Foundation.score: 108.0
    Is there a Jewish philosophy? By L. Roth.--Philo and Judaism in Alexandria, by R. Loewe.--Maimonides, by I. Epstein.--The mystical school, by L. Jacobs.--Spinoza, by D. D. Raphael.--Philosophers and the emancipation, by D. Patterson.--Zionist philosophers, by D. Patterson.--Franz Rosenzweig and the existentialist philosophers, by I. Maybaum.
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  35. Gregg Stern (2009). Philosophy and Rabbinic Culture: Jewish Interpretation and Controversy in Medieval Languedoc. Routledge.score: 104.3
    Jewish learning and thought in Languedoc -- 1250-1300: implications of original philosophic work and the diffusion of philosophic learning in Languedoc -- 1250-1300: Jewish contacts with Christian intellectuals and Jewish thought regarding Christianity -- Meiri's transformation of Talmud study: philosophic spirituality in a halakhic key -- 1300: on the eve of the controversy -- 1300-1304: knowledge and authority in dispute -- 1304-1306: the controversy peaks -- The effects of the expulsion: Jewish philosophic culture in Roussillon and (...)
     
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  36. Jean Axelrad Cahan (2011). The Cambridge History of Jewish Philosophy: From Antiquity Through the Seventeenth Century (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (2):251-252.score: 103.0
    Although much has been said about the decline of the printed word, this would be hard to claim for the discipline of philosophy. Recent years have seen a proliferation of dictionaries, anthologies, "companions," and histories. Though varying in format, they are all intended to give readers—scholars, students, and philosophically-inclined members of the public—both a general overview of certain periods and fields, and a sophisticated, up-to-date discussion of standard topics and problems. While this might all seem too much of a good (...)
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  37. Raphael Jospe (2009). Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages. Academic Studies Press.score: 102.3
    The book includes a dictionary of selected philosophic terms, and discusses the Greek and Arabic schools of thought that influenced the Jewish thinkers and to ...
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  38. H. Gregory Snyder (2000). Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World: Philosophers, Jews, and Christians. Routledge.score: 102.0
    Teachers and Texts in the Ancient World presents a comprehensive and accessible survey of religious and philosophical teaching and classroom practices in the ancient world. Snyder synthesizes a wide range of ancient evidence and modern scholarship to address such questions as how the literary practices of Jews and Christians compared to the literary practices of the philosophical schools and whether Christians were particularly noteworthy for their attachment to scripture.
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  39. Guy Miron (2012). A People Between Languages: Toward a Jewish History of Concepts. Contributions to the History of Concepts 7 (2):1-27.score: 102.0
    The field of modern European Jewish history, as I hope to show, can be of great interest to those who deal with conceptual history in other contexts, just as much as the conceptual historical project may enrich the study of Jewish history. This article illuminates the transformation of the Jewish languages in Eastern Europe-Hebrew and Yiddish-from their complex place in traditional Jewish society to the modern and secular Jewish experience. It presents a (...)
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  40. Mason Richey (2008). What Can Philosophers Offer Social Scientists?; or The Frankfurt School and its Relevance to Social Science: From the History of Philosophical Sociology to an Examination of Issues in the Current EU. International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences 3 (6):63-72.score: 100.0
    This paper presents the history of the Frankfurt School’s inclusion of normative concerns in social science research programs during the period 1930-1955. After examining the relevant methodology, I present a model of how such a program could look today. I argue that such an approach is both valuable to contemporary social science programs and overlooked by current philosophers and social scientists.
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  41. Rémi Brague (2003). The Wisdom of the World: The Human Experience of the Universe in Western Thought. University of Chicago Press.score: 99.0
    When the ancient Greeks looked up into the heavens, they saw not just sun and moon, stars and planets, but a complete, coherent universe, a model of the Good that could serve as a guide to a better life. How this view of the world came to be, and how we lost it (or turned away from it) on the way to becoming modern, make for a fascinating story, told in a highly accessible manner by Remi Brague in this wide-ranging (...)
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  42. Richard Sorabji (1983/2006). Time, Creation, and the Continuum: Theories in Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. University of Chicago Press.score: 99.0
    Richard Sorabji here takes time as his central theme, exploring fundamental questions about its nature: Is it real or an aspect of consciousness? Did it begin along with the universe? Can anything escape from it? Does it come in atomic chunks? In addressing these and myriad other issues, Sorabji engages in an illuminating discussion of early thought about time, ranging from Plato and Aristotle to Islamic, Christian, and Jewish medieval thinkers. Sorabji argues that the thought of these often negelected (...)
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  43. Jonathan Bain & John Norton (2001). What Should Philosophers of Science Learn From the History of the Electron? In A. Warwick (ed.), Histories of the Electron: The Birth of Microphysics. 451--465.score: 98.0
    We have now celebrated the centenary of J. J. Thomson’s famous paper (1897) on the electron and have examined one hundred years of the history of our first fundamental particle. What should philosophers of science learn from this history? To some, the fundamental moral is already suggested by the rapid pace of this history. Thomson’s concern in 1897 was to demonstrate that cathode rays are electrified particles and not aetherial vibrations, the latter being the “almost unanimous (...)
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  44. Raul Corazzon, The Concept of Existence: History and Definitions by Leading Philosophers.score: 96.0
    "Philosophical discussion of the notion of existence, or being, has centered on two main problems which have not always been very clearly distinguished. First, there is the problem of what we are to say about the existence of fictitious objects, such as centaurs, dragons, and Pegasus; second, there is the problem of what we are t o say about the existence of abstract objects, such as qualities, relations, and numbers. Both problems have tempted philosophers to say that there are (...)
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  45. Laurie Shrage (2008). Will Philosophers Study Their History, Or Become History? Radical Philosophy Review 11 (2):125-150.score: 96.0
    This paper contends that philosophers should consult the work of intellectual historians, who write on the history of the social formation of philosophy in the U.S., in order to understand our past role in American society and our intellectual niche in the academy. By understanding the history of our field as a social and cultural phenomenon, and not as a set of ideas that transcend their human contexts, we will be in a better position to set a (...)
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  46. Reza Pourjavady (2006). A Jewish Philosopher of Baghdad: ʻizz Al-Dawla Ibn Kammūna (D. 683/1284) and His Writings. Brill.score: 96.0
    An inventory of his entire oeuvre provides detailed information on the extant manuscripts. The volume furthermore includes editions of nine of his writings.
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  47. Pieter W. Van der Horst (2008). Jewish Cannibalism: The History of an Antisemitic Myth. Telos 2008 (144):106-128.score: 96.0
    In this essay an attempt will be made to trace the origins and history of the accusation that Jews are cannibals. Its origins go back much further into history than most people know, and for that reason it is this aspect of our topic that will receive the most attention. At the same time, it will be demonstrated that this anti-Jewish myth has an unprecedented tenacity, since it is still readily believed in by millions up until the (...)
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  48. Bernard Martin (1970/1969). Great Twentieth Century Jewish Philosophers: Shestov, Rosenzweig, Buber, with Selections From Their Writings. [New York]Macmillan.score: 96.0
     
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  49. Philo, Saʻadia Ben Joseph & Judah (eds.) (1960). Three Jewish Philosophers. New York, Meridian Books.score: 96.0
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  50. Reza Pourjavady (2006). A Jewish Philosopher of Baghdad: ʻizz Al-Dawla Ibn Kammūna (D. Brill.score: 96.0
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