By Alfred L. Ivry

A vintage of medieval Jewish philosophy, Maimonides’s Guide of the Perplexed is as influential because it is tough and important. not just does the paintings comprise contrary—even contradictory—statements, yet Maimonides intentionally wrote in a guarded and dissembling demeanour which will show various meanings to assorted readers, with the information that many might withstand his daring reformulations of God and his relation to mankind. accordingly, for all of the acclaim the Guide has bought, comprehension of it's been inconceivable to all yet a number of in each generation.

Drawing on a life of learn, Alfred L. Ivry has written the definitive consultant to the Guide—one that makes it understandable and interesting to even these particularly unacquainted with Maimonides’ suggestion, whereas additionally delivering an unique and provocative interpretation that might command the curiosity of students. Ivry deals a chapter-by-chapter exposition of the generally authorised Shlomo Pines translation of the textual content besides a transparent paraphrase that clarifies the foremost phrases and ideas. Corresponding analyses take readers extra deeply into the textual content, exploring the philosophical concerns it increases, many facing metaphysics in either its ontological and epistemic aspects.

 

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