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dc.contributor.authorKatz, Michelle
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dc.description.abstractSince the 12th century, Moses Maimonides has sustained the status as being one of 1 the preeminent authorities on Jewish law and master of Jewish philosophy. This is in fact what makes Maimonides so extraordinary. For close to a millennia, he has been equally celebrated for his contributions to Jewish law, most notably his Mishnah Torah, and for his contributions to Jewish philosophy, most notably his Moreh Nevuchim, or Guide for the Perplexed. What sets Maimonides apart from others before him was his remarkable break from exclusive use of traditional Jewish sources. In truth, for Maimonides “the principal flaw in the Jewish thought that preceded [was] its overreliance on erroneous and misguided sources of influence.” He therefore exposed himself to the best of classical Greek 2 philosophy, in addition to the selective Jewish thinkers he approved.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipS. Daniel Abraham Honors Programen_US
dc.publisherStern College for Womenen_US
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dc.subjectFārābī --Influence.en_US
dc.subjectMaimonides, Moses, 1135-1204 --Criticism and interpretation.en_US
dc.subjectIslamic philosophy.en_US
dc.subjectPhilosophy, Arab --Influence.en_US
dc.subjectJewish philosophy --Islamic influences.en_US
dc.titleAn Examination of Abu Nasr Alfarabi’s Philosophical Influence on the Writings of Moses Maimonidesen_US

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