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Author Klein-Braslavy, Sara

Title Without any doubt : studies in Gersonides' methods of inquiry / by Sara Klein-Braslavy ; translated and edited by Lenn J. Schramm
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011

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Description 1 online resource (352 pages) : illustrations
Series Supplements to the journal of Jewish thought and philosophy, 1873-9008 ; v. 13
Supplements to The journal of Jewish thought and philosophy ; v. 13
Contents "Without any doubt" : Gersonides on method and knowledge -- The opinions that produce the aporias in The wars of the Lord -- The solutions of the aporias in The wars of the Lord -- Dialectic in Gersonides' commentary on Proverbs -- The Alexandrian prologue paradigm in Gersonides' writings -- The introductions to the Bible commentaries -- Gersonides as commentator on Averroes -- Determinism, contingency, free choice, and foreknowledge in Gersonides -- Gersonides on the mode of communicating knowledge of the future to the dreamer and clairvoyant
Summary Gersonides--Rabbi Levi ben Gershom (Provence, 1288-1344)--was a multifaceted thinker. Endowed with his original and critical mind, he did not accept the authority of his predecessors but investigated every matter for himself. His extraordinary attention to method--both of inquiry and of writing--stands out clearly in his own work and in his reading of certain biblical books. The eight articles on Gersonides' thought and method collected in this volume address four main topics: Gersonides' methods of inquiry and composition; the use of introductions in his own works and in biblical books; his method in the supercommentaries on Averroes; and his methods of biblical exegesis. \'Klein-Braslavi's [sic] book ... is highly recommended for all libraries that take seriously philosophy, the life of the mind and cognition.\' David B. Levy, Touro College
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-335) and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Levi ben Gershom, 1288-1344 -- Knowledge -- Methodology
Levi ben Gershom, 1288-1344. MilḼamot ha-Shem
Levi ben Gershom, 1288-1344. fast (OCoLC)fst00075853
MilḼamot ha-Shem (Levi ben Gershom) fast (OCoLC)fst01365526
Subject Jewish philosophy -- Methodology
Philosophy, Medieval -- Methodology
Jewish philosophers -- France
PHILOSOPHY -- Eastern.
Methodology.
Jewish philosophers.
France.
Form Electronic book
Author Schramm, Lenn J
ISBN 9789004206991
900420699X