The Matter and Form of Maimonides' <i>Guide</i>

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Harvard University Press, Jun 1, 2013 - Philosophy - 431 pages
Maimonides’ Guide of the Perplexed is generally read as an attempt either to harmonize reason and revelation or to show that they are irreconcilable. Moving beyond these familiar debates, Josef Stern argues that the perplexity addressed in this famously enigmatic work is the tension between human matter and form: the body and intellect.
 

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Contents

Maimonides Theory of the Parable
The Parable of Adamic Perfection
Physical Matter and Its Limitations on Intellects
Maimonidean Skepticism I
The Critique of the Theory
The Embodied Life of an Intellect
Excrement and Exegesis or Shame over Matter
References
Acknowledgments
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