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Science in the medieval Hebrew and Arabic traditions

Author: Gad Freudenthal
Publisher: Aldershot, Hampshire, Great Britain ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2005.
Series: Collected studies, CS803.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of Freudenthal's studies, produced over a period of nearly 20 years, on the history of science in the Hebrew and Arabic cultures during the medieval period.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gad Freudenthal
ISBN: 0860789527 9780860789529
OCLC Number: 55633761
Language Note: Text in English and French.
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) ; 23 cm.
Contents: I. Science in the Medieval Jewish culture of Southern France --
II. Holiness and defilement : the ambivalent perception of philosophy by its opponents in the early fourteenth century --
III. Maimonides' stance on astrology in context : cosmology, physics, medicine, and providence --
IV. Gersonides : Levi ben Gershom --
V. Sauver son ame ou sauver les phenomenes : soteriologie, epistemologie et astronomie chez Gersonide --
VI. Levi ben Gershom as a scientist : physics, astrology and eschatology --
VII. Sur la partie astronomique du Liwyat ben de Levi ben Abraham be Hayyim --
VIII. Distinguishing two R. Joseph b. Joseph Nahmias : the commentator and the astrologer --
IX. Two notes on Sefer Meyasher 'aqov by Alfonso, alias Abner of Burgos --
X. Al-Farabi on the foundations of geometry --
XI. The theory of the opposites and an ordered universe : physics an dmetaphysics in Anaximander --
XII. (Al)chemical foundations for cosmological ideas : Ibn Sina on the geology of an eternal world --
XIII. Stoic physics in the writings of R. Saadia Ga' on al-Fayyumi and its aftermath in medieval Jewish mysticism --
XIV. L'heritage de la physique stocienne dans la pensee juive medievale (Saadia Gaon, les devots rhenans, Sefer ha-Maskil) --
XV. The medieval astrologization of Aristotle's biology : Averroes on the role of the celestial bodies in the generation of Animate beings --
XVI. Providence, astrology, and celestial influences on the sublunar world in Shem-Tov ibn Falaquera's.
Series Title: Collected studies, CS803.
Responsibility: Gad Freudenthal.

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