Isaac Polqar - a Jewish philosopher or a philosopher and a Jew?: philosophy and religion in Isaac Polqar's 'Ezer ha-Dat and Tesuvat Epiqoros

Boston: De Gruyter (2020)
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The study brings to light three of Polqar's main purposes; (1) seeking to defend Judaism as a true religion against Christianity; (2) similarly to his fellow Jewish Averroists, Polqar wishes to defend the discipline of philosophy. By philosophy, Polqar means Averroes' interpretation of Aristotle. As a consequence, he offers an Averroistic interpretation of Judaism and becomes one of the main representatives of Jewish Averroism; (3) defending his philosophical interpretation of Judaism."-- Back cover.

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