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Gersonides: Judaism within the Limits of Reason

Seymour Feldman

Abstract

Gersonides (1288–1344) was a philosopher as well as an astronomer and biblical exegete. This book is a comprehensive picture of Gersonides' philosophy that is both descriptive and evaluative. Unusually for a Jewish scholar, Gersonides had contacts with several Christian notables and scholars. It is known that these related to mathematical and astronomical matters; the extent to which these contacts also influenced his philosophical thought is a matter of some controversy. Unquestionably, he wrote a library of philosophical, scientific, and exegetical works that testify not only to the range of ... More

Keywords: Gersonides, Judaism, philosophy, secular science, truth, reason, divine revelation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9781904113447
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: February 2021 DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781904113447.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Seymour Feldman, author