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Perspectives on Maimonides: Philosophical and Historical Studies

Joel L. Kraemer


This is a book on the philosophy and legal views of Moses Maimonides (1138–1204) and the historical context in which he worked. The philosophical section examines Maimonides’ ethical doctrine; his paradoxical life-style; his Guide of the Perplexed; his attitude to mysticism; his use of language; and his theory of astronomy. The legal section deals with law and medicine, the relation of Maimonides’ legal thought to the Talmud; his doctrine of a just war; and his theory of redemption and Messianism. The history section examines Maimonides’ accession to the position of head of the Jewish communit ... More

Keywords: Moses Maimonides, Talmud, just war, redemption, Messianism, Jewish community, Guide of the Perplexed, mysticism, astronomy, legal thought

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Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780197100714
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9780197100714.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joel L. Kraemer, editor

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