Platonic Realism and Talmudic Reasoning

Michael Abraham, Israel Belfer, Dov Gabbay

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    Plato's theory of forms and Aristotle's Hylomorphism form a foundational bifurcation at the source of western philosophy. From a Jurisprudential and Talmudic point of view, assessing the status of objects and actions obligatory in Halacha can be clarified when assessed through this dual view of obligations to abstract ideal forms or concrete earthly objects. The Talmudic mode of analyzing Halachic obligations suggests an approach of abstraction that though not fully Platonic, can share some basic logical modes with it.
    Original languageHebrew
    Place of PublicationLondon
    PublisherCollege Publications
    Number of pages352
    ISBN (Print)978-1-84890-142-1
    StatePublished - 1 Apr 2014

    Publication series

    NameStudies in Talmudic Logic

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