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Bibil Identifier bibil:105117
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Cambridge Companion to Maimonides
Title (English, Abbreviation) The Cambridge Companion to Maimonides
Editor Seeskin, Kenneth
Series Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
Year (Publication) 2005
Year (Copyright) 2005
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2005
Year (Reference) 2005
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 20844
Place 1"11"MAI8
Department Philosophie
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge et al.
ISBN 0-521-81974-1
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages 406 Pages
xv Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract One aim of this series is to dispel the intimidation readers feel when faced with the work of difficult and challenging thinkers. Moses ben Maimon, also known as Maimonides (1138-1204), represents the high point of Jewish rationalism in the middle ages. He played a pivotal role in the transition of philosophy from the Islamic East to the Christian West. His greatest philosophical work, The Guide of the Perplexed, had a decisive impact on all subsequent Jewish thought and is still the subject of intense scholarly debate. An enigmatic figure, Maimonides continues to defy simple attempts at classification. The twelve essays in this volume offer a lucid and comprehensive treatment of his life and thought. They cover the sources on which Maimonides drew, his contributions to philosophy, theology, jurisprudence, and Bible commentary, as well as his esoteric writing style and influence on later thinkers.
DOI 10.1017/CCOL0521819741
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : Middle Ages : Maimonides
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