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  1. Unshadowed Thought: Representation in Thought and Language.Josef Stern - 2003 - Mind 112 (448):805-812.
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    Philosophical Perspectives on Metaphor.Josef Stern - 1982 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 41 (2):231-234.
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  3. Metaphor and Minimalism.Josef Stern - 2011 - Philosophical Studies 153 (2):273 - 298.
    This paper argues first that, contrary to what one would expect, metaphorical interpretations of utterances pass two of Cappelan and Lepore's Minimalist tests for semantic context-sensitivity. I then propose how, in light of that result, one might analyze metaphors on the model of indexicals and demonstratives, expressions that (even) Minimalists agree are semantically context-dependent. This analysis builds on David Kaplan's semantics for demonstratives and refines an earlier proposal in (Stern, Metaphor in context, MIT Press, Cambridge, 2000). In the course of (...)
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    Metaphor as Demonstrative.Josef Stern - 1985 - Journal of Philosophy 82 (12):677-710.
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    Metaphor and Grammatical Deviance.Josef Stern - 1983 - Noûs 17 (4):577-599.
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    Problems and Parables of Law: Maimonides and Nahmanides on Reasons for the Commandments.Josef Stern - 1998 - SUNY Press.
    A rigorous analysis of Maimonides' and Nahmanides' explanations of the Mosaic commandments that challenges received notions of the relation between these two seminal thinkers.
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    The Matter and Form of Maimonides' Guide.Josef Stern - 2013 - Harvard University Press.
    1. Matter and form -- 2. Maimonides' theory of the parable -- 3. The parable of adamic perfection -- 4. Physical matter and its limitations on intellects -- 5. Maimonidean skepticism I -- 6. Maimonidean skepticism II -- 7. In the inner chamber of the ruler's palace: the critique of the theory of separate intellects -- 8. The embodied life of an intellect -- 9. Excrement and exegesis, or shame over matter.
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  8. Brill Online Books and Journals.Nathaniel Deutsch, Joel Kraemer, Josef Stern, Hannah Kasher, David Barzilai, Irene Kajon, Carolina Armenteros & Ilan Gur-Ze'ev - 1999 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 8 (1).
  9. The Life and Death of a Metaphor, or the Metaphysics of Metaphor.Josef Stern - 2007 - The Baltic International Yearbook of Cognition, Logic and Communication 3.
    This paper addresses two issues: what it is for a metaphor to be either alive or dead and what a metaphor must be in order to be either alive or dead. Both issues, in turn, bear on the contemporary debate whether metaphor is a pragmatic or semantic phenomenon and on the dispute between Contextualists and Literalists. In the first part of the paper, I survey examples of what I take to be live metaphors and dead metaphors in order to establish (...)
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    Knowledge by Metaphor.Josef Stern - 2001 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 25 (1):187–226.
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    Maimonides’ Demonstrations.Josef Stern - 2001 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 10 (1):47-84.
  12. Metaphor in Context.Josef Stern - 2000 - Cambridge, Massachusetts London, England: The MIT Press.
    Josef Stern addresses the question: Given the received conception of the form and goals of semantic theory, does metaphorical interpretation, in whole or part, fall within its scope?
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    Maimonides' "Guide of the Perplexed" in Translation: A History From the Thirteenth Century to the Twentieth.Josef Stern, James T. Robinson & Yonatan Shemesh (eds.) - 2019 - London: University of Chicago Press.
    Moses Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed is the greatest philosophical text in the history of Jewish thought and a major work of the Middle Ages. For almost all of its history, however, the Guide has been read and commented upon in translation—in Hebrew, Latin, Spanish, French, English, and other modern languages—rather than in its original Judeo-Arabic. This volume is the first to tell the story of the translations and translators of Maimonides’ Guide and its impact in translation on philosophy from (...)
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  14. Munévar, Gonzalo, "Radical Knowledge: A Philosophical Inquiry Into the Nature and Limits of Science". [REVIEW]Josef Stern - 1982 - Ethics 93:419.
     
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  15. Quotations as Pictures.Josef Stern - 2021 - Cambridge: The MIT Press.
    The proposal of a semantics for quotations using explanatory notions drawn from philosophical theories of pictures. In Quotations as Pictures, Josef Stern develops a semantics for quotations using explanatory notions drawn from philosophical theories of pictures. He offers the first sustained analysis of the practice of quotation proper, as opposed to mentioning. Unlike other accounts that treat quotation as mentioning, Quotations as Pictures argues that the two practices have independent histories, that they behave differently semantically, that the inverted commas employed (...)
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    Portraying Analogy by J. F. Ross. [REVIEW]Josef Stern - 1987 - Journal of Philosophy 84 (7):392-397.
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    The Fall and Rise of Myth in Ritual: Maimonides Versus Nahmanides on the Huqqim, Astrology, and the War Against Idolatry.Josef Stern - 1997 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 6 (2):185-263.
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    The Maimonidean Parable, the Arabic Poetics, and the Garden of Eden.Josef Stern - 2009 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 33 (1):209-247.
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    Maimonides on Wars and Their Justification.Josef Stern - 2012 - Journal of Military Ethics 11 (3):245-263.
    Abstract This essay examines the conditions under which the great medieval Jewish rabbinic figure Moses Maimonides (1138?1204) took war to be justified. In particular, it argues that Maimonides did not hold that universal belief in one deity, on the model of a (Christian or Almohad) holy war or religious crusade, is a sufficient condition to justify the pursuit of a war. At most a war is justified if it enables the creation of a monotheistic environment for the Jewish people within (...)
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    Maimonidean Studies.Josef Stern - 1992 - Review of Metaphysics 46 (1):160-162.
    This new annual series devoted to the greatest medieval Jewish scholar is fitting recognition both of its subject and of the lively state and high quality of contemporary Maimonides scholarship. Edited by the distinguished historian of medieval Jewish and Islamic philosophy, Arthur Hyman, the Studies will feature essays on Maimonides' contributions to Jewish law and Jewish philosophy; their rabbinic, Hellenistic, and Islamic sources; as well as their influence on later Jewish, Latin, and early Modern thought. It will also carry articles (...)
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    Shlomo Pines on the Translation of Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed.Joel Kraemer & Josef Stern - 1999 - Journal of Jewish Thought and Philosophy 8 (1):13-24.
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    What Metaphors Do Not Mean.Josef Stern - 1991 - Midwest Studies in Philosophy 16 (1):13-52.
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    Maimonides' Epistemology.Josef Stern - 2005 - In Kenneth Seeskin (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Maimonides. Cambridge University Press. pp. 105.
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    Metaphors in Pictures.Josef Stern - 1997 - Philosophical Topics 25 (1):255-293.
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    Metaphor Without Mainsprings: A Rejoinder to Elgin and Scheffler.Josef Stern - 1988 - Journal of Philosophy 85 (8):427-438.
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    Maimonides' Demonstrations: Principles and Practice.Josef Stern - 2001 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 10 (1):47-84.
    It is well known that Maimonides rejects the Kalam argument for the existence of God because it assumes the temporal creation of the world, a premise for which he says there is no 1 By contrast, he claims to establish belief in the existence of God (I:71:182). Taken at his word, Maimonidess five ways, have traditionally been read as models of medieval natural theology: of the power of human reason to independently establish revealed truth. In recent years, however, the same (...)
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    Introduction.Josef Stern - 2019 - In Josef Stern, James T. Robinson & Yonatan Shemesh (eds.), Maimonides' "Guide of the Perplexed" in Translation: A History From the Thirteenth Century to the Twentieth. University of Chicago Press. pp. 1-32.
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    Maimonides’ Demonstrations: Principles and Practice.Josef Stern - 2001 - Journal of Nietzsche Studies 10 (1):47-84.
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  29. Maimonides and His Predecessors on Dying for God as "Sanctification of the Name of God".Josef Stern - 2019 - In Samuel Lebens, Dani Rabinowitz & Aaron Segal (eds.), Jewish Philosophy in an Analytic Age. Oxford University Press, Usa.
     
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