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Maimonides

A Collection of Critical Essays

Joseph A. Buijs

“Buijs is to be congratulated for gathering into one volume essays of such a scope and quality, as well as for confronting the challenging issues of interpretation raised so acutely by Leo Strauss. This combination of factors makes this work immensely useful to students of philosophy and theology who may have been misled by their earlier studies into thinking that one can understand the medieval intellectual explosion without attending to its sources in the Arabic culture—of which Maimonides is a particularly lucid witness.” —David B. Burrell, C.S.C., author of Knowing the Unkowable God: Ibn-Sina, Maimonides, Aquinas

“This is a splendid project filling a long-standing need and carried to fulfillment in handsome fashion. Maimonides—Moses ben Maimon—is a thinker one does not read long before becoming aware of a probing and informed intelligence. . . . His voice belongs prominently in the dialogue of the great spirits of our civilization. This volume of critical essays should help to put him there.” —Harold J. Johnson, University of Western Ontario

“Professor Buijis’ Maimonides is a very fine anthology of contemporary Maimonidean studies. . . . [the essays] cover a rich variety of topics in Maimonides’ philosophy and represent widely different approaches among Maimonidean scholars.” —Aviezer Ravitzky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ISBN: 978-0-268-01368-4
318 pages
Publication Year: 1988

Joseph A. Buijs is professor emeritus of philosophy, St. Joseph’s College, University of Alberta, Canada.

“This volume contains fourteen essays written by the foremost Maimonidean scholars of this generation and the last, as well as an introduction and bibliography prepared by the editor. It seeks to present a modern, philosophically-sophisticated audience with the best in English-language scholarship on Maimonides’s philosophy. . . . It is well suited as a textbook for students of medieval thought and of Medieval Judaism. — Critical Review

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Learning Socratic Lessons of Disillusion and Renewal

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Maimonides

A Collection of Critical Essays

Joseph A. Buijs

 Maimonides: A Collection of Critical Essays
Paper Edition

“Buijs is to be congratulated for gathering into one volume essays of such a scope and quality, as well as for confronting the challenging issues of interpretation raised so acutely by Leo Strauss. This combination of factors makes this work immensely useful to students of philosophy and theology who may have been misled by their earlier studies into thinking that one can understand the medieval intellectual explosion without attending to its sources in the Arabic culture—of which Maimonides is a particularly lucid witness.” —David B. Burrell, C.S.C., author of Knowing the Unkowable God: Ibn-Sina, Maimonides, Aquinas

“This is a splendid project filling a long-standing need and carried to fulfillment in handsome fashion. Maimonides—Moses ben Maimon—is a thinker one does not read long before becoming aware of a probing and informed intelligence. . . . His voice belongs prominently in the dialogue of the great spirits of our civilization. This volume of critical essays should help to put him there.” —Harold J. Johnson, University of Western Ontario

“Professor Buijis’ Maimonides is a very fine anthology of contemporary Maimonidean studies. . . . [the essays] cover a rich variety of topics in Maimonides’ philosophy and represent widely different approaches among Maimonidean scholars.” —Aviezer Ravitzky, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

ISBN: 978-0-268-01368-4

318 pages

“This volume contains fourteen essays written by the foremost Maimonidean scholars of this generation and the last, as well as an introduction and bibliography prepared by the editor. It seeks to present a modern, philosophically-sophisticated audience with the best in English-language scholarship on Maimonides’s philosophy. . . . It is well suited as a textbook for students of medieval thought and of Medieval Judaism. — Critical Review