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Author Glasner, Ruth, author.

Title Gersonides : a portrait of a fourteenth-century philosopher-scientist / Ruth Glasner
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2015


Description 1 online resource
Contents Background : the state of the applied mathematical sciences -- Gersonides : outline of a scientific biography -- Physics : breaking the Aristotelian harmony -- Cosmology : examining the assumption of celestial animation -- Method : empericism and the examination of hypotheses -- Metaphysics : doubts and reservations -- Cosmology : the science of rays -- Astronomy : specialization and hesitation -- Concluding remark : Gersonides and western science
Summary Gersonides was a highly original Jewish philosopher, scientist, and biblical exegete, active in Provence in the first half of the fourteenth century. Ruth Glasner explores his impressive achievements, and argues that the key to understanding his originality is his perspective as an applied mathematical scientist
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from home page (viewed on May 26, 2015)
Subject Levi ben Gershom, 1288-1344.
Levi ben Gershom, 1288-1344
Philosophy, Medieval.
Jewish philosophy -- To 1500.
PHILOSOPHY -- Eastern.
Jewish philosophy
Philosophy, Medieval
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191799822