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The Rabbi as Philosopher: Philosophical Affirmations in Maimonides’ Early Writings



Charles Manekin / November 7, 2006

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What would have been Maimonides' philosophical legacy if he had not gone on to write The Guide for the Perplexed? Maimonides' legal works offer an interesting glimpse into his earlier rationalist leanings.

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Charles Manekin

Charles Manekin is Professor of Philosophy and currently Director of the Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Center of Jewish Studies at the University of Maryland. He has written books on Gersonides and Maimonides and has edited a collection of articles on general and Jewish perspectives on freedom and moral responsibility. He has taught at Hebrew University and Ben-Gurion University in Israel, and was a Visiting Senior Lecturer at Bar Ilan University. Click here to access podcasts recorded by Charles Manekin.


 

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