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Law, reason, and morality, in medieval Jewish philosophy

Author: Jonathan A Jacobs
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A detailed study of the moral philosophy of medieval Jewish thinkers Saadia Gaon, Bahya ibn Pakuda, and Moses Maimonides. Jon Jacobs emphasizes their distinctive contributions, emphasises the shared  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Saʻadia ben Joseph; Baḥya ben Joseph ibn Paḳuda; Moses Maimonides; Baḥya ben Joseph ibn Paḳuda; Moses Maimonides; Saʻadia ben Joseph
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan A Jacobs
ISBN: 9780199542833 019954283X
OCLC Number: 1001010000
Notes: "This book examines the moral psychology and moral epistemology of some medieval Jewish philosophers. It is perhaps best described as a work of moral anthropology with a focus on metaehtics and moral psychology."--Introduction, p. [1].
Description: xii, 232 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Athens, Jerusalem, and Jewish moral thought --
2. Freedom of will, covenant, and moral capability --
3. Moral psychology, revelation, and virtue --
4. Jewish moral thought and practical wisdom --
5. Requirements, ideals, and moral motivation --
6. Judaism and natural law --
7. 'The reasons of the commandments' and natural law.
Responsibility: Jonathan Jacobs.

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Ultimately, Jacobs book is a terrific success. An informed and attentive reader cannot help but see parallels between the medieval ideas discussed and key lines of thought today. * Brian Feltham, Read more...

 
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