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Interpreting Maimonides: Studies in Methodology, Metaphysics, and Moral Philosophy
by Marvin Fox
University of Chicago Press, 1990
Cloth: 978-0-226-25941-3 | Paper: 978-0-226-25942-0

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
In this comprehensive study, Marvin Fox offers an approach to Moses Maimonides that illuminates the intersections of his philosophical, religious, and Jewish visions—ideas that have embattled readers of Maimonides since the twelfth century.
AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
Marvin Fox is Philip W. Lown Professor Emeritus of Jewish Philosophy at Brandeis University and professor of philosophy and religion at Boston University.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
    Preface
    Acknowledgments
    Pt. I: On Reading Maimonides
    1: The Many-Sided Maimonides
    2: The Range and Limits of Reason
    3: The Esoteric Method
    4: Maimonides' Method of Contradictions: A New View
    Pt. II: Aspects of Maimonides' Ethical Theory
    5: The Doctrine of the Mean in Aristotle and Maimonides: A Comparative Study
    6: Maimonides and Aquinas on Natural Law
    7: The Nature of Man and the Foundations of Ethics: A Reading of Guide, I,1-2
    8: Maimonides' Views on the Relations of Law and Morality
    Pt. III: Some Problems of Metaphysics and Religion in the Thought of Maimonides
    9: Maimonides' Account of Divine Causality
    10: Creation or Eternity: God in Relation to the World
    11: Prayer and the Religious Life
    12: Epilogue: The Significance of Maimonides for Contemporary Judaism
    Index
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