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The Matter and Form of Maimonides' Guide

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$60.50 • £48.95 • €54.50

ISBN 9780674051607

Publication Date: 06/03/2013


448 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


  • Editions and Abbreviations of Frequently Cited Primary Sources
  • 1. Matter and Form
  • 2. Maimonides’ Theory of the Parable
  • 3. The Parable of Adamic Perfection
  • 4. Physical Matter and Its Limitations on Intellects
  • 5. Maimonidean Skepticism I
  • 6. Maimonidean Skepticism II
  • 7. In the Inner Chamber of the Ruler’s Palace: The Critique of the Theory of Separate Intellects
  • 8. The Embodied Life of an Intellect
  • 9. Excrement and Exegesis, or Shame over Matter
  • References
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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