CRESCAS' CRITIQUE OF ARISTOTLE: Problems of Aristotle's Physics in Jewish and Arabic Philosophy
by Wolfson, Harry Austryn
Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1929. Hardcover. Very good. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1929. First edition. The head of the Jewish community of Aragon, and in some ways all Hispanic Jewry, during one of its most critical periods, Crescas (c.1340-c.1410) inaugurated a reaction against the Aristotelian domination of Judaism, not on the ground of the heretical character of Aristotle's doctrines, but on the strictly scientific ground of their untenability because they were not adequately proved. It required courage to take that stand even though Gazali among the Arabs and Judah Halevi among the Jews had taken a similar position in the past. This edition presents Crescas' Hebrew opposite Wolfson's English translation and voluminous notes. Octavo. Original burgundy cloth binding, with gilt titles. The spine is lightly faded, with a bit of wear to the corners and tips; else very good. (Inventory #: 64636)
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