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Author Sackson, Adrian, author.

Title Joseph ibn Kaspi : portrait of a Hebrew philosopher in medieval provence / by Adrian Sackson
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2017]
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Series Études sur le Judaïsme Médiéval ; tome LXXI
Etudes sur le judaïsme médiéval ; t. LXXI
Contents ‎Contents; ‎Acknowledgements; ‎Introduction. Joseph Ibn Kaspi: An Intellectual Portrait; ‎Ibn Kaspi in Modern Research; ‎A Classical Jewish Philosopher; ‎A Note on Methodologies; ‎Structure of This Study; ‎Chapter 1. A Hebrew Philosopher in Medieval Provence; ‎Who was Joseph Ibn Kaspi?; ‎Early Years; ‎Philosophy in Jewish Provence; ‎Family; ‎Travels; ‎Education; ‎Community Involvement; ‎Ibn Kaspi and Other Religions; ‎Final Years; ‎What Did Joseph Ibn Kaspi Write?; ‎Biblical Commentaries; ‎Commentaries on Maimonides' Guide of the Perplexed; ‎Commentaries on Other Works
‎'The Silver is Spent'‎Maimonidean Messianism; ‎Ibn Kaspi's Conception of History; ‎Was Ibn Kaspi a 'Proto-Zionist'?; ‎Ibn Kaspi, Abulafia, Spinoza: Originality and Influence; ‎Conclusions: Disarming the Messiah; ‎Conclusion; ‎Appendix 1. Joseph Ibn Kaspi, Terumat ha-Kesef: Summary of Plato's Republic; ‎References and Notes; ‎Appendix 2. Joseph Ibn Kaspi, Tam ha-Kesef, Eighth Discourse: Critical Edition and Annotated English Translation; ‎Bibliography; ‎Primary Sources; ‎Works by Joseph Ibn Kaspi; ‎Works by Other Writers; ‎Scholarship; ‎General; ‎Monographs on Joseph Ibn Kaspi
‎Independent Works on Theological and Philosophical Topics‎Philosophical Summaries; ‎Language: Grammar and Lexicography; ‎Miscellaneous Works; ‎Chapter 2. (Jewish) Philosophy as a Way of Life: Joseph Ibn Kaspi's Intellectual Project; ‎Philosophy as a Way of Life: Hadot; ‎Jewish Philosophy as a Way of Life; ‎Intellection and Conjunction: Ibn Kaspi on Human Perfection; ‎A Goal for the Elite; ‎Ibn Kaspi on the Jewish Philosophical Life: Halakhah and Human Perfection; ‎Halakhic Practice, Talmudic Learning, and the Pursuit of Philosophy; ‎A Jewish-Philosophical Curriculum
‎Joseph Ibn Kaspi's Intellectual Project‎Chapter 3. Joseph Ibn Kaspi as Interpreter of Maimonides and Maimonidean Interpreter; ‎Secrecy and Exegesis: Esoteric Religion in Ibn Kaspi and Maimonides; ‎Ibn Kaspi's Commentaries on the Guide of the Perplexed; ‎The Guide of the Perplexed and Its Secrets; ‎Pillars and Settings of Silver: Ibn Kaspi's Commentaries on the Guide; ‎Creation or Eternity of the World; ‎A Naturalistic Interpretation of Prophecy; ‎Divine Providence and the Natural Order; ‎A Unique Approach to the Guide?; ‎Judaism through two Maimonidean Lenses; ‎Foundations of Torah
‎Proximate Causes and the First Cause: Ibn Kaspi as Maimonidean Reader of the Bible‎Chapter 4. The Republic in Hebrew: Ibn Kaspi and Platonic Political Thought; ‎The Republic in Arabic; ‎Al-Farabi and Maimonides; ‎Ibn Rushd; ‎The Republic in Hebrew: Samuel ben Judah of Marseilles; ‎Ibn Kaspi's 'Offering of Silver': Its Nature and Purpose; ‎Key Themes in Ibn Kaspi's Summary of the Republic; ‎Terumat ha-Kesef and Ibn Kaspi's Voice; ‎Gender: A Platonic Approach; ‎Conclusion: Platonic Political Reverberations; ‎Chapter 5. Rationalistic Messianism and the Vicissitudes of History
Summary Joseph Ibn Kaspi was among the most prolific philosophical writers in one of the most vibrant, productive, creative periods in the history of Jewish philosophy. Born around 1280 in Provence, Ibn Kaspi penned works engaging a broad range of fields, including philosophy, theology, grammar, logic, biblical exegesis, and interreligious polemics. In Joseph Ibn Kaspi: Portrait of a Hebrew Philosopher in Medieval Provence , Adrian Sackson asks the question: What was Ibn Kaspi's overarching intellectual project? The book focuses on several key themes: Ibn Kaspi's conception of the formative (not just discursive) function of philosophy; his multi-layered esotericism; his distinct approach to the interpretation of Maimonides; his Maimonidean-philosophical approach to the interpretation of religious texts and practices; his Platonic political thought; his approach to messianism, and his attendant conception of the nature of human history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Caspi, Joseph, approximately 1280-approximately 1340.
Caspi, Joseph, approximately 1280-approximately 1340.
Jewish philosophers -- France -- Biography
Philosophy, Medieval.
Jewish philosophers.
PHILOSOPHY -- Eastern.
Philosophy, Medieval.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017021905
ISBN 9004350152