תורת האלוהות ולמידה: פרק בתולדות ההשפעה המימונית על ההגות השכלתנית בימי-הביניים

Translated title of the contribution: Theology and Learning in Medieval Jewish Philosophy: A Chapter in Maimonidean Influence

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Abstract

For the medieval rationalists, the principles of learning and education were an attractive subject matter. Not only did the ideal of vita contemplativa demand a high standard of moral and educational perfection, but furthermore the science of the Divine attributes as well as methaphysics in general, required specific learning rules. Among them were the appropriate order of learning (e.g. logic, the mathematical sciences, physics and metaphysics), and the exact differentiation between provable knowledge and knowledge that cannot be proved apodictically. Certainly, Maimonides was not the first to discuss these issues; yet, his authority and status were instrumental in forming a massive influence on medieval Jewish rationalists. The present article traces the Maimonidean influence along two paths. The first is the medieval rationalists' hermeneutical applications of the Maimonidean principle concerning the Science of the Chariot (hokhmat ha-Merkavah). The Second is the extent to which the Maimonidean principles are reflected in the thirteenth century debate over the legitimacy of Philosophy. The article concludes by pointing out the historical and cultural aspects of this matter.
Translated title of the contributionTheology and Learning in Medieval Jewish Philosophy: A Chapter in Maimonidean Influence
Original languageHebrew
Pages (from-to)153-179
Number of pages27
Journalדעת: כתב-עת לפילוסופיה יהודית וקבלה
Volume37
StatePublished - 1996

IHP Publications

  • ihp
  • Jewish philosophy -- Middle Ages, 500-1500
  • Maimonides, Moses -- 1135-1204
  • משה בן מימון -- 1138-1204
  • פילוסופיה יהודית של ימי הביניים

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