Maimonides and the Sciences by Hillel Levine, Robert S. Cohen

By Hillel Levine, Robert S. Cohen

During this ebook, eleven best students give a contribution to the knowledge of the clinical and philosophical works of Moses Maimonides (1135-1204), the main luminous Jewish highbrow for the reason that Talmudic instances. Deeply discovered in arithmetic, astronomy, astrology (which he strongly rejected), good judgment, philosophy, psychology, linguistics, and jurisprudence, and himself a practicing doctor, Maimonides flourished in the excessive Arabic tradition of the twelfth century, the place he had momentous effect upon next Jewish ideals and behaviour, upon moral calls for, and upon ritual traditions. For him, mastery of the sciences was once imperative within the means of spiritual fulfilment.

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1984a. ‘Humanism in the renaissance of Islam: a preliminary study’, Journal of the American Oriental Society, 104, 135-64. , 1984b. ‘On Maimonides’ messianic posture’, inTwersky, 1984, 109-42. , 1986. ‘Civil and religious law in Maimonides’ (Hebrew), Teudah, 4, 185-202. , 1987. ‘The jihad of the Falasifa’, Jim Studies in Arabic and Islam, 10, 288-324. , editor, 1991a. , 1991b. ‘Maimonides on his philosophic sciences in his treatise on the art of logic’, in Kraemer, 1991a, 78-104. Lazarus-Yafe, Hava, 1975, Studies in Al-Ghazali (Jerusalem, The Magnus Press of the Hebrew University).

That is not the action of a man insofar as he is a man. Indeed, it is the action of a man insofar as he is an animal ... The proper goal for all of one’s conduct is the body’s health and prolonging its existence in a sound manner in order that the instruments of the soul’s powers - which are the organs of the body - remain sound. ” For Maimonides, no human activity or capacity is insignificant for achievement of the final goal, knowledge of God. And given this, Maimonides stresses over and over again the importance of physical well-being and, correlatively, that there is a human way to be and to act and, contrarily, that there is a bestial way.

E. : The Catholic University of America Press, 1989); “Anger as a Vice: A Maimonidean Critique of Aristotle’s Ethics,” History of Philosophy Quarterly 1 (1990). 13 (1102al8-26); Maimonides: Shemonah Peraqim {SP) I. 13 [1102al 8—19]; cf. Alfarabi, Fusul al-Madani, fasl # 4 ), while for Maimonides, it is the wise man {‘alim [pi. ‘ulama’ at SP III]/hakham). For some thoughts on the reason for this difference between Alfarabi and Maimonides, a difference which is more than terminological, see H. Davidson, “Maimonides’ Shemonah Peraqim and Alfarabi’s Fusul al-Madani,” Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research 36 (1963), 47-50.

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