Moses Maimonides: The Man and His Works

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Oxford University Press, Dec 9, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 584 pages
Moses Maimonides (1137/38-1204), scholar, physician, and philosopher, was the most influential Jewish thinker of the Middle Ages. In this magisterial biography, Herbert Davidson provides an exhaustive guide to Maimonides' life and works. After considering Maimonides' upbringing and education, Davidson expounds all of his many writings in exhaustive detail, with separate chapters on rabbinic, philosophical, and medical texts. Moses Maimonides has been recognized as the standard work on a towering figure of Western intellectual history.
 

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Contents

1 MAIMONIDES LIFE
3
2 EDUCATION
75
3 RABBINIC WORKS I
122
4 RABBINIC WORKS II
189
5 RABBINIC WORKS III
263
6 PHILOSOPHIC WORKS I
305
7 PHILOSOPHIC WORKS II
352
8 MEDICAL WORKS
429
9 MISCELLANEOUS WRITINGS
484
10 CONCLUSION
538
INDEX
557
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Professor of Hebrew, emeritus, at UCLA. He is the author of several books, including Proofs for Eternity, Creation, and the Existence of God in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy (OUP, 1987) and Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes, on Intellect (OUP, 1992) .

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