Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages by Raphael Jospe
(Emunot: Jewish Philosophy and Kabbalah)

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Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages presents an overview of the formative period of medieval Jewish philosophy, from its beginnings with Saadiah Gaon to its apex in Maimonides, when Jews living in Islamic countries and writing in Arabic were the first to develop a conscious and continuous tradition of philosophy.



The book includes a dictionary of selected philosophic terms, and discusses the Greek and Arabic schools of thought that influenced the Jewish thinkers and to which they responded. The discussion covers: the nature of Jewish philosophy, Saadiah Gaon and the Kalam, Jewish Neo-Platonism, Bahya ibn Paqudah, Abraham ibn Ezra's philosophical Bible exegesis, Judah Ha-Levi's critique of philosophy, Abraham ibn Daud and the transition to Aristotelianism, Maimonides, and the controversy over Maimonides and philosophy.
 

About Raphael Jospe

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Raphael Jospe teaches Jewish Philosophy at Bar-Ilan University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and served as the editor of the Jewish Philosophy Division of the Encyclopaedia Judaica (2nd edition). His publications include a 3-volume Hebrew history, Jewish Philosophy In the Middle Ages, Torah and Sophia: The Life and Thought of Shem Tov ibn Falaquera and a 2-volume collection, Jewish Philosophy: Foundations and Extensions.
 
Published June 1, 2009 by Academic Studies Press. 620 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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Dr. Jospe discusses many subjects, as they were understood by the various Jewish philosophers, such as what is the world to come, the messiah, the basic principles of Judaism, what is prophecy, why do many Jews reject Maimonides' philosophy, why are some Jews against any kind of philosophy, can f...

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