Prof. Harry Austryn Wolfson, philosopher and one of the world’s leading scholars on comparative religion, died Thursday at Harvard University’s. Harry Wolfson was renowned throughout the world for the depth, scope, and wisdom of his monumental volumes on the structure and growth of philosophic. Harry Austryn Wolfson’s systematic presentation of the philosophy of Spinoza has long been a classic. It is with pride that we make it available again in a.

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Wolfson, Harry Austryn

High to Low Avg. Applying the “hypothetico-deductive” method, Wolfson undertook to unfold “the latent processes” of Spinoza’s reasoning.

He is best known for his seminal work on the Jewish philosopher Philobut he also authored an astonishing variety of other works on CrescasMaimonidesAverroesSpinoza woldson, the Kalamthe Church Fathersand the foundations of Western religion. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. Join Our Mailing List: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Provide feedback about this page. In Wolfson’s two-volume The Philosophy of Spinoza appeared.

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The Philosophy of the Kalam

Learn more at Author Central. Crousethe scholar of early medieval theology, was among his students. Our recent titles wolfzon available via Edelweiss.

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Being the first Judaica scholar to progress through an entire career at a top-tier university Mendes-Flohrin Wolfson is also represented the fulfillment of the goals of the 19th-century Wissenschaft des Judentums movement.

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In the process he shows how the teachings of the Koran were constantly interwoven austrynn ideas from Greek and Oriental philosophies, Judaism, and Christianity as Islamic thought developed. Low to High Price: Akin to the method used to study the Talmud known as pilpulthis method rests on the assumptions that any serious author writes with such care and precision that “every term, expression, generalization or exception is significant not so much for what it states as for what it implies,” and that the thought wokfson any serious author is consistent.

His greatest contribution may therefore have been in collapsing all the artificial barriers that isolated the study of Christian philosophy from Islamic philosophy from Jewish philosophy Twersky Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

From Philo to Spinoza: Harry Wolfson was renowned throughout the world for the depth, scope, and wisdom of his monumental volumes on the structure and growth of philosophic systems from Plato to Spinoza.

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Wolfson was aushryn tireless scholar. In this long-awaited volume, on which he worked for twenty years, Wolfson describes the body of doctrine known as the Kalam.

Wolfson studies the Kalam systematically, unfolding its philosophic origins and implications and observing its repercussions in other religions. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Wolfson was a professor at Harvard University for approximately half a century, and was a student and friend both of George Santayana and George Foot Moore.

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Following the arrangement of Spinoza’s EthicsWolfson explained the content and structure of Spinoza’s thought and discussed extensively the antecedents on which he drew.

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Religious Philosophy

A bibliography, appearing in the Jubilee Volume Eng. This corpus was to consist of critical editions of the Arabic originals, and of the Hebrew and Latin translations; and it was to contain English translations and explanatory commentaries by the editors. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.