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  1. Tradition, Leadership and Politics of Consolation in Abraham ibn Daud.José Antonio Fernández López - 2019 - Las Torres de Lucca. International Journal of Political Philosophy 8 (14):83-107.
    Our paper carries out a reading of the Abraham ibn Daud's Book of Tradition, with the purpose of showing the suggestive theological-political intuitions that this singular medieval chronicle contains. Putting the emphasis in diachronic hermeneutics, more that in an archaeology of the ideas, we want to investigate if the historical vicissitudes of the Iberic Jewish communities, their community controversies, as well as their permanent religious and identity self-reflection, can provide relevant elements to an understanding of the present.
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  • Saadya Gaon and Maimonides on the Logic and Limits of Legal Inference in Context of the Karaite-Rabbanite Controversy.Aviram Ravitsky - 2011 - History and Philosophy of Logic 32 (1):29-36.
    Saadya Gaon (882 ? 942), one of the outstanding Rabbis in the period of the Geonim, rejected the legitimacy of legal inference, as part of his polemics with his contemporary Karaite scholars. The paper analyzes Saadya's stance regarding the logical basis of legal inference, and shows that Saadya's distinction between reason and revelation in the domain of legal inference is only in regard to the ?illah? the factor that connects the case with its law. The rationality of the commandments, on (...)
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