Interpreting Maimonides: Studies in Methodology, Metaphysics, and Moral Philosophy

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University of Chicago Press, 1995 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 370 pages
In this comprehensive study, Marvin Fox offers an approach to Moses Maimonides that illuminates the intersections of his philosophical, religious, and Jewish visions—ideas that have embattled readers of Maimonides since the twelfth century.
 

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Contents

The ManySided Maimonides
4
The Range and Limits of Reason
27
The Esoteric Method
48
Maimonides Method of Contradictions
68
The Doctrine of the Mean in Aristotle and Maimonides
94
Maimonides and Aquinas on Natural Law
125
The Nature of Man and the Foundations of Ethics
153
Maimonides Views on the Relations of Law and Morality
200
Maimonides Account of Divine Causality
230
Creation or Eternity God in Relation to the World
252
Prayer and the Religious Life
298
Epilogue The Significance of Maimonides for Contemporary Judaism
324
Index
344
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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.


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