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Scepticism and Anti-Scepticism in Medieval Jewish Philosophy and Thought / Racheli Haliva.

Contributor(s): Haliva, Racheli [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Studies and Texts in Scepticism ; 5.Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2018]Copyright date: ©2018Description: 1 online resource (186 p.).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9783110553321.Subject(s): Crescas | Judah ha-Levi | Maimonides | Mittelalter | Skeptizismus |  Crescas |  Jewish Averroism |  Scepticism in the Middle Ages | Skeptizismus | Jüdische Philosophie | RELIGION / Judaism / HistoryOnline resources: Open Access | Cover
Contents:
Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction / Haliva, Racheli -- Between Philosophic Optimism and Fideistic Scepticism: An Overview of Medieval Jewish Philosophy / Kreisel, Howard -- Scepticism at the Service of Revelation? Preliminary Observations on Logic and Epistemology in Judah Halevi's Kuzari / Malachi, Ariel -- The Passion for Metaphysics in Maimonides' Thought / Schwartz, Dov -- The Purpose of the Guide of the Perplexed, Maimonides' Theory of Parables, and Sceptical versus Dogmatic Readings of the Guide / Kaplan, Lawrence -- Scepticism and Anti-Scepticism: The Case of Maimonides / Manekin, Charles H. -- The Sceptical Exegesis of Maimonides and His Followers / Lemler, David -- The Origin of the World - An Anti-Sceptical Approach in Medieval Jewish Averroism / Haliva, Racheli -- The Sex Life of a Metaphysical Sceptic: Platonic Themes in Gersonides' Commentary on Song of Songs / Halper, Yehuda -- Maimonides, Crescas, and the Parable of the Castle / Harvey, Warren Zev -- Index
Summary: The tension between reason and revelation has occupied Jewish philosophers for centuries, who were committed, on the one hand, to defending Judaism, and, on the other hand, to remaining loyal to philosophical principles. Maimonides is considered the most prominent Jewish religious philosopher, whose aim was to reconcile philosophy, in particular Aristotelian philosophy, with the fundamental principles of Judaism. But many other Jewish thinkers, before and after him, also struggled with this task, raising the question whether it is possible to attain this reconciliation. The connection between philosophy and religion was often not an obvious one. As a consequence, it could serve in some cases as grounds for supporting Maimonides' project, while in others it could lead to rejection.Scepticism and Anti septicism in Medieval Jewish Thought focuses on sceptical questions, methods, strategies, and approaches raised by Jewish thinkers in the Middle Ages. In a series of lectures, we examine the variety of attitudes presented by these thinkers, as well as the latest readings of contemporary scholars concerning those attitudes.
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Frontmatter -- Contents -- Introduction / Haliva, Racheli -- Between Philosophic Optimism and Fideistic Scepticism: An Overview of Medieval Jewish Philosophy / Kreisel, Howard -- Scepticism at the Service of Revelation? Preliminary Observations on Logic and Epistemology in Judah Halevi's Kuzari / Malachi, Ariel -- The Passion for Metaphysics in Maimonides' Thought / Schwartz, Dov -- The Purpose of the Guide of the Perplexed, Maimonides' Theory of Parables, and Sceptical versus Dogmatic Readings of the Guide / Kaplan, Lawrence -- Scepticism and Anti-Scepticism: The Case of Maimonides / Manekin, Charles H. -- The Sceptical Exegesis of Maimonides and His Followers / Lemler, David -- The Origin of the World - An Anti-Sceptical Approach in Medieval Jewish Averroism / Haliva, Racheli -- The Sex Life of a Metaphysical Sceptic: Platonic Themes in Gersonides' Commentary on Song of Songs / Halper, Yehuda -- Maimonides, Crescas, and the Parable of the Castle / Harvey, Warren Zev -- Index

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The tension between reason and revelation has occupied Jewish philosophers for centuries, who were committed, on the one hand, to defending Judaism, and, on the other hand, to remaining loyal to philosophical principles. Maimonides is considered the most prominent Jewish religious philosopher, whose aim was to reconcile philosophy, in particular Aristotelian philosophy, with the fundamental principles of Judaism. But many other Jewish thinkers, before and after him, also struggled with this task, raising the question whether it is possible to attain this reconciliation. The connection between philosophy and religion was often not an obvious one. As a consequence, it could serve in some cases as grounds for supporting Maimonides' project, while in others it could lead to rejection.Scepticism and Anti septicism in Medieval Jewish Thought focuses on sceptical questions, methods, strategies, and approaches raised by Jewish thinkers in the Middle Ages. In a series of lectures, we examine the variety of attitudes presented by these thinkers, as well as the latest readings of contemporary scholars concerning those attitudes.

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