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Studies on Gersonides

a fourteenth-century Jewish philosopher-scientist

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Published by E.J. Brill in Leiden, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • France
    • Subjects:
    • Levi ben Gershom, 1288-1344 -- Knowledge -- Science.,
    • Levi ben Gershom, 1288-1344 -- Knowledge -- Astronomy.,
    • Jewish philosophers -- France -- Biography.,
    • Scientists, Jewish -- France -- Biography.,
    • Astronomy, Medieval.,
    • Science, Medieval.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Gad Freudenthal.
      SeriesCollection de travaux de l"Acadèmie internationale d"histoire des sciences,, t. 36, Collection des travaux de l"Acadèmie internationale d"histoire des sciences ;, no 36.
      ContributionsFreudenthal, Gad.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsQ143.L57 S78 1992
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxi, 422 p. :
      Number of Pages422
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1727689M
      ISBN 109004096418
      LC Control Number92031896

      Gersonides is one of the most interesting and important philosophers of the later Jewish Middle Ages. "The book is a sober and careful examination of an important issue in Jewish thought: the doctrine of the chosen people. It advances the field of Gersonides' studies; it is the first in-depth treatment of Gersonides' biblical commentaries.". Get this from a library! Torah in the Observatory: Gersonides, Maimonides, Song of Songs. [Menachem Kellner] -- Rabbi Levi ben Gershom (Ralbag, Gersonides; ), one of medieval Judaism's most original thinkers, wrote about such diverse subjects as astronomy, mathematics, Bible .

      Academic Studies Press, , pages Reviewed by Israel Drazin Menachem Kellner is one of the most knowledgeable scholars of Maimonides and Gersonides, the author of many books and articles about them and philosophy generally, and his new book . Gersonides was one of the intellectual giants of the medieval Jewish world, a thinker of remarkable diversity and ingenuity. In the light of Gersonides’ thought on providential suffering and on inherited providence, this book analyzes his position on one of the cardinal principles of Judaism: the concept of the Chosen People.

      Gersonides is a web site for calculating statistical or mathematical things that interest me. Gersonides is based on a program called JStat I wrote in the early s to perform some statistical calculations I needed for my work. Most of the code is based on routines I have written and re-written in various programming languages.   Gersonides' Maaseh Hoshev (The Art of Calculation) is a major work known for its early use of rigorous combinatorial proofs and mathematical induction. There is a large section of problems at the end of the book, with the theme of proportions, which until now has remained unpublished. I present a critical edition of this material.


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Levi ben Gershom (Gersonides, ) is one of the greatest and most original figures of Medieval Jewish thought. He wrote numerous works in philosophy, science and biblical exegesis. Some of his scientific works, most notably his highly innovative "Astronomy," were translated from Hebrew into Latin and could thus reach non-Jewish scholars.3/5(1).

'The book is very nicely bound and printed, and edited quite professionally by Gad Freudenthal.' Samuel S.

Kottek, Francisco Moreno-Carvalho, Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences, 'Studies on Gersonides is am important and valuable contribution to the study of Hebrew (and not only Hebrew) medieval science and philosophy. ' The book is very nicely bound and printed, and edited quite professionally by Gad Freudenthal.' Samuel S.

Kottek, Francisco Moreno-Carvalho, Archives Internationales d'Histoire des Sciences, 'Studies on Gersonides is am important and valuable contribution to the study of Hebrew (and not only Hebrew) medieval science and philosophy.

Gersonides’ Afterlife is the first full-scale treatment of the reception of one of the greatest scientific minds of medieval Judaism: Gersonides (–).

An outstanding representative of the Hebrew Jewish culture that then flourished in southern France, Gersonides wrote on mathematics, logic, astronomy, astrology, physical science, metaphysics and theology, and commented on almost the.

Liverpool University Press is the UK's third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since Liverpool University Press is the UK's third oldest university press, with a distinguished history of publishing exceptional research since Gersonides (), known also as Ralbag, was a philosopher of the first rank as well as an astronomer and biblical exegete, yet this is the first English-language study of the significance of his work for Jewish thought.

Over the past few decades, Seymour Feldman has contributed important studies on the philosophy of Levi ben Gershom, better known as Gersonides (), as well as a highly acclaimed annotated.

Professor Kellner is one of the more productive and creative scholars in medieval. Jewish thought. Over the years he has published many important essays on various aspects of medieval Jewish philosophy, especially on Gersonides and Maimonides.

These studies are fundamental readings for any student of medieval Jewish philosophy. This anthology of his writings is a most valuable contribution to.

The present work contains a translation and commentary of what is arguably the greatest work of Hebrew logic, the Sefer ha-Heqqesh ha-Yashar (The Book of the Correct Syllogism) of Levi ben Gershom (Gersonides; ). Gersonides is well known today as a philosopher, astronomer, mathematician, and biblical exegete.

Gersonides is an important character in the novel The Dream of Scipio by Iain Pears, where he is depicted as the mentor of the protagonist Olivier de Noyen, a non-Jewish poet and intellectual.

A (fictional) encounter between Gersonides and Pope Clement VI at Avignon during the Black Death is a major element in the book's plot. This book argues that Levi Gersonides articulates a unique model of virtue ethics among medieval Jewish thinkers.

Gersonides is recognized by scholars as one of the most innovative Jewish philosophers of the medieval period. His first model of virtue. “The book is a sober and careful examination of an important issue in Jewish thought: the doctrine of the chosen people.

It advances the field of Gersonides’ studies; it is the first in-depth treatment of Gersonides’ biblical commentaries.” ― Charles H. Manekin, University of MarylandReviews: 2.

Gersonides (Levi ben Gershom [acronym RaLBaG], –), one of the most important figures in the history of Jewish philosophy, was a fourteenth-century rabbi, philosopher, scientist, and Bible commentator who flourished within the Jewish community in the tolerant environment of Provence.

“Gersonides () was, in my view, the most original philosopher in medieval Judaism. However, he has not been studied to the same extent as other Judaic luminaries, and only his Commentary on the Song of Songs has been (magnificently!) translated into English (), after an excellent Hebrew edition of the Introduction was published ( A complement to book four of Milhamot Ha-Shem, the commentary discusses the problem of divine providence.

Each character in the Book of Job represents a different theory of divine providence; Gersonides' own position is a restatement of Elihu's theory that providence is not directed to particulars but rather to groups of individuals, or universals.

"The book is a sober and careful examination of an important issue in Jewish thought: the doctrine of the chosen people. It advances the field of Gersonides' studies; it is the first in-depth treatment of Gersonides' biblical commentaries." -- Charles H.

Manekin, University of Maryland "It is an important study of a completely original sort. Gersonides' discussion of immortality of the soul in book 1 must be understood against the backdrop of a notoriously difficult passage in Aristotle's On the Soul, book 3, chapter 5 (a).

In this passage Aristotle seems to postulate the existence of an active intellect which is separable from the passive intellect and which is primarily. ISBN: X: OCLC Number: Description: 1 online resource ( pages): illustrations: 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 was a witness to several crucial historical events, such as the expulsion of French Jewry of and the "Babylonian Captivity" of the Papacy.

Collaborating with prelates in his studies of astronomy and mathematics, he had an entree into the Papal court at Avignon. Charles H. Manekin (PhD, Columbia) is Professor of Philosophy and recently Director of the Meyerhoff Center for Jewish Studies.

The focus of Manekin's research has been Aristotelian and humanist logic in Hebrew, the philosophy of Levi Gersonides, and the free will problem in Jewish philosophy. Gersonides was a highly original Jewish philosopher, scientist and biblical exegete, active in Provence in the first half of the fourteenth century.

Ruth Glasner explores his impressive achievements, and argues that the key to understanding his originality is his perspective as an applied mathematical scientist.

It was this perspective that led him to examine Aristotelianism from directions.This book surveys the vast body of medieval Jewish philosophy, devoting ample discussion to major figures such as Saadiah Gaon, Maimonides, Abraham Ibn Ezra, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daoud, and Gersonides, as well as presenting the ancillary texts of lesser known authors.Immediately download the Gersonides summary, chapter-by-chapter analysis, book notes, essays, quotes, character descriptions, lesson plans, and more - everything you need for studying or teaching Gersonides.