Author(s): T. M. Rudavsky

Published Online: 15 JAN 2010

Print ISBN: 9781405148979

Online ISBN: 9781444318012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318012

Series Editor(s): Steven Nadler

About this Book

A thorough and accessible introduction to Maimonides, arguably one of the most important Jewish philosophers of all time. This work incorporates material from Maimonides' philosophical, legal, and medical works, providing a synoptic picture of Maimonides' philosophical range.

  • Maimonides was, and remains, one of the most influential and important Jewish legalists, who devoted himself to a reconceptualization of the entirety of Jewish law
  • Offers both an intellectual biography and an exploration of the most important philosophical works in Maimonides' corpus
  • Persuasively argues that Maimonides did see himself as engaged in philosophical dialogue
  • Maimonides' philosophy is presented in a way that is accessible to readers with little background in either Jewish or medieval philosophy
  • Secondary readings are provided at the end of each chapter, as well as a bibliography of recent scholarly articles on some of the more pressing philosophical topics covered in the book

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