The Cambridge Companion to Maimonides

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 26, 2005 - Religion - 424 pages
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Moses ben Maimon, known to English speaking audiences as Maimonides (1138-1204), represents the high point of Jewish rationalism in the middle ages and played a pivotal role in the transition of philosophical interest from the Islamic East to the Christian West. His greatest philosophical work, The Guide of the Perplexed had a decisive impact on all subsequent Jewish thought and is still the subject of intense scholarly debate. The twelve essays in this volume by recognized scholars offer a comprehensive interpretation of his life and thought.

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Kenneth Seeskin is a Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University and winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award. He is the author of Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age, Maimonides: A Guide for Today's Perplexed, No Other Gods: The Modern Struggle Against Idolatry, Searching for a Distant God: The Legacy of Maimonides, and Autonomy in Jewish Philosophy.

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