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Thinking impossibilities : the intellectual legacy of Amos Funkenstein

Author: David Biale; Robert S Westman; William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.; University of California, Los Angeles. Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies.
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : Published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, ©2008
Series: UCLA Clark Memorial Library series.
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Richly interdisciplinary and full of fresh insights, Thinking Impossibilities is a fitting tribute to an important twentieth-century scholar.

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Thinking impossibilities.
Toronto ; Buffalo : Published by the University of Toronto Press in association with the UCLA Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies and the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, c2008
(DLC) 2008275470
Named Person: Amos Funkenstein; Amos Funkenstein; Amos Funkenstein; Amos Funkenstein
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Biale; Robert S Westman; William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.; University of California, Los Angeles. Center for 17th- & 18th- Century Studies.
ISBN: 9781442689404 1442689404
OCLC Number: 635461084
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 365 p. : ill., port.)
Contents: Introduction. Last German-Jewish Philosopher: An Intellectual Biography of Amos Funkenstein --
pt. I. Historical Dialectics --
1. Divine Omnipotence and First Principles: A Late Medieval Argument on the Subalternation of the Sciences / Steven Livesey --
2. Was Kepler a Secular Theologian? / Robert S. Westman --
3. Jewish Traditionalism and Early Modern Science: Rabbi Israel Zamosc's Dialectic of Enlightenment (Berlin, 1744) / Gad Freudenthal --
4. Religion, Theology, and the Hermetic Imagination in the Late German Enlightenment: The Case of Johann Salomo Semler / Peter Hanns Reill --
5. Science and the Musical Imagination from the Late Middle Ages to the Early Modern Period / Dorit Tanay --
pt. II. Historical Accommodations --
6. Amos Funkenstein on the Theological Origins of Historicism / Samuel Moyn --
7. Of Divine Cunning and Prolonged Madness: Amos Funkenstein on Maimonides' Historical Reasoning / Abraham P. Socher --
8. History and/or Memory: The Origins of the Principle of Accommodation / Carlo Ginzburg --
9. Historical Consciousness Revisited: From Vico's Mythology to Funkenstein's Methodology / Joseph Mali --
10. Francesco Bianchini, Historian. In Memory of Amos Funkenstein / J.L. Heilbron --
pt. III. Making Knowledge --
11. Amos Funkenstein and the History of Scepticism / Richard H. Popkin --
12. Two Talmudic Understandings of the Dictum 'Appoint for Yourself a Teacher' / Hanina Ben-Menahem --
Last Words --
13. Jewish History among the Thorns / Amos Funkenstein --
Bibliography of the Published Works of Amos Funkenstein.
Series Title: UCLA Clark Memorial Library series.
Responsibility: edited by Robert S. Westman and David Biale.
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