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Moses Maimonides (1135–1204)

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Maimonides (Moses ben Maimon) was born in Cordoba, Spain, but spent his most productive years in Cairo, where he served as a royal physician. The Arabic cultural environment brought him into contact with classical Greek philosophy. Maimonides fused neo-Aristotelian philosophy with the Jewish legal visa mer tradition into a systemic whole. His main philosophic work, "The Guide for the Perplexed," is an apologetic appeal to rationalists troubled by the corporeality of God in the biblical accounts. He proposes a philosophic interpretation of the Bible that emphasizes abstract and spiritual meaning over literal interpretation. Maimonides formulated the 13 principles of faith that represent the irreducible core of Judaism. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Treatise on asthma 6 exemplar
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Allmänna fakta

Vedertaget namn
Maimonides, Moses
Namn enligt folkbokföringen
ben Maimun, Moshe
Andra namn
RamBam (רמב"ם)
Abu Imran Musa bin Maimun ibn Abdallah al-Qurtubi al-Israili
أبو عمران موسى بن ميمون بن عبد الله القرطبي الإسرائيلي
Tiberias, Israel
Spain (birth)
Land (för karta)
Cordoba, Spain
Fostat, Egypt
Córdoba, Spain (birth)
Fes, Morocco
Fostat, Egypt (death)
Maimonides, Obadyah (grandson)
אברהם בן משה בן מימון (son)
Kort biografi
Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon is known in English as Maimonides and in Hebrew by the acronym of his name, Rambam. His importance and influence in Jewish legal and philosophical thought is embodied in the saying, "From Moses (of the 10 Commandments) to Moses (Maimonides) there was none like Moses." Numerous schools around the world are named for him.



In quest'opera Maimonide enuncia la dottrina etica dell'ebraismo. Sentendo l'intimo legame fra l'uomo e Dio e respingendo il concetto di una morale autonoma e utilitaristica, egli rivolge la sua attenzione ai moventi spirituali che determinano l'azione morale, arrivando ad affermare che la vera moralità si attua nel fare il bene per il bene, senza attendersi da ciò altra conseguenza che non sia quella derivante dalla stessa esecuzione dell'azione morale. Attraverso vere e proprie dissertazioni sui diversi temi di etica che danno il titolo agli otto capitoli, Maimonide sottolinea la necessità che l'uomo conosca il proprio "io" più intimo per poter accedere alla vera dimensione etica, in cui le azioni sono strumenti di elevazione spirituale. In questo sforzo di innalzamento, l'uomo, armonizzando le proprie energie spirituali, sarà in grado di vivere lontano da qualsiasi eccesso e riuscirà ad acquisire una percezione di Dio adeguata al proprio potenziale spirituale. (fonte: retro di copertina)… (mer)
MemorialeSardoShoah | Nov 10, 2022 |
Come dare un 'giudizio' a un'opera di questo calibro?
Rendere 'giustizia', con poche parole, sarebbe solamente per 'grazia'.

Da riprendere e tenere alla portata di mano, una pietra che potrebbe essere considerata di fondamento per ogni intelletto.

Un testo che occupa sia spazio che tempo ma su cui puoi tranquillamente appurare la non appartenenza allo spazio e al tempo.

Buona Lettura
giacomomanta | 11 andra recensioner | Aug 23, 2022 |
Looking to reconcile Aristotelian philosophy and Jewish theology, Moses Maimonides wrote The Guide for the Perplexed. A three part letter to his student, the book was influential not only to Jewish thought but Christian and Islamic thought throughout the Middle Ages while still giving those in the 21st Century insights to consider.

The first part focuses on Maimonides arguing against the anthropomorphism of God, basically stating God is incorporeal, and all references in the Bible to God doing physical things are essentially figurative language to allow the human mind to understand the works of God. This leads into a discussion by Maimonides that states that God cannot be described in positive terms only negative conceptions because while positive terms put limits on God, the negative does not. This leads into a discussion of philosophy and mysticism of various kinds. The second part begins on Maimonides expounding on the physical structure of the universe, an essentially Aristotelian world-view, which eventually leads into a debate on if the universe is eternal or created. Though Maimonides admits that Aristotle’s arguments for an eternal universe are better, Divine Revelation decides the matter. Maimonides then expounds on the Creation presented in Genesis and theories on the possible end of the world. The last part is explained as the climax of the whole work as Maimonides expounds on the mystical passage of the Chariot found in Ezekiel, which isn’t supposed to be directly taught only hinted at though over time direct instruction has become the normal. This is followed by analysis of the moral aspects of the universe and explaining the reasons for the 613 laws in the Torah. Maimonides ends the book with how God is worshipped correctly, through wisdom.

The comparison of and thesis of complimenting of long held Jewish theological thought and Aristotelian philosophy by Maimonides could have been hard to follow, the text was more than readable and thus the arguments very understandable. While his arguments and logic are insight and enlightening, Maimonides is yet another religious individual who has married ‘pagan’ philosophy with divine revelation to the determinant of the latter like many of his Christian contemporaries were doing and their predecessors before them and many would do after. This is the book’s biggest flaw, but instead of being a reason not to read it is the main one to read it and thus understand the arguments of those who want to merge two separate worldviews into one.

The Guide for the Perplexed was intended by Maimonides for learned individuals to give his view on philosophy more than theology, however the two could not be connected within the text. While I do not adhere to the vast majority of the thoughts the author expounded upon, the insight into medieval thought were invaluable and insightful.
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mattries37315 | 11 andra recensioner | Dec 25, 2018 |



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