Method and Metaphysics in Maimonides' Guide for the Perplexed

Oxford University Press (2011)

Interpreting Maimonides in his multiple contexts -- A dialectical topic: creation -- Necessity and the law -- Religious language (A): Negative theology and divine perfections -- Religious language (B): Perfections and simplicity -- Religious language (C): God's knowledge as a divine perfection -- Secrets of the Torah: Ezekiel's vision of the chariot -- The scope and accuracy of Ezekiel's prophecy -- A kind of conclusion.
Keywords Mysticism Judaism  Jewish philosophy  Philosophy, Medieval
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Call number BM545.D35.D38 2011
ISBN(s) 9780199768738   0199768730
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This chapter explains the place that metaphysics holds in Maimonides' thought. It also introduces the question of esotericism in the Guide and scholarship on Maimonides. It explains that the Guide is a multilayered commentary on a multilayered book; it is both exegesis and imitation of the... see more

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