• Title: The Guide of the Perplexed, Volume 1
  • Author: Maimonides Leo Strauss Shlomo Pines
  • ISBN: 9780226502304
  • Page: 376
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Guide of the Perplexed Volume This monument of rabbinical exegesis written at the end of the twelfth century has exerted an immense and continuing influence upon Jewish thought Its aim is to liberate people from the tormenting per
    This monument of rabbinical exegesis written at the end of the twelfth century has exerted an immense and continuing influence upon Jewish thought Its aim is to liberate people from the tormenting perplexities arising from their understanding of the Bible according only to its literal meaning This edition contains extensive introductions by Shlomo Pines and Leo Strauss,This monument of rabbinical exegesis written at the end of the twelfth century has exerted an immense and continuing influence upon Jewish thought Its aim is to liberate people from the tormenting perplexities arising from their understanding of the Bible according only to its literal meaning This edition contains extensive introductions by Shlomo Pines and Leo Strauss, a leading authority on Maimonides.

    One Reply to “The Guide of the Perplexed, Volume 1”

    1. I must refuse to rate or review the Guide. How do I even know that I am one for whom it was intended?

    2. I began reading The Guide of the Perplexed while I was preparing to read Spinoza's Theologico/Political Treatise.Maimonides (through Pines' translation) writes in such an approachable, conversational style that it is hard to put the book down once you have started. The idea of applying Aristotle's philosophy to the study of the Torah may not seem the most natural thing to do, but in Maimonides' hands, it becomes thoroughly engrossing. The book is organized roughly like a dictionary. The philosop [...]

    3. Reading used to be simpler. One just had to find a comfortable chair, turn on a good reading light, open the book and read. Now reading has become a project or rather, in my case, two projects. First, I am reading The Guide of the Perplexed by Moses Maimonides. The edition we (the reading is part of a class in the Basic Program of Liberal Education of the University of Chicago) are using is the translation by Shlomo Pines. A close reading of this two volume work requires not only attention to th [...]

    4. The Guide is one of the paramount works of medieval Jewish philosophy, and has had a profound impact on how Judaism understands itself. It's a brilliant work, but the overall plan is highly obscure. Each chapter in and of iteself generally makes sense, but it's not always clear what Mimonides is driving at. But the more attention you pay, the more you notice.This is the "Chicago" edition, overseen by Ralph Lerner and with an explanatory introduction by Leo Strauss notorious for being as impenetr [...]

    5. Un libro para consultar constantemente. La minuciosa explicación de palabras que podrían llevar a creer en una corporeidad de Dios son analizadas y colocadas en su justa dimensión por Maimónides, acaso el más grande filósofo judío de la Edad Media, que sigue el ejemplo de los griegos clásicos, abandonado durante el oscurantismo en occidente, en particular de Aristóteles, y lo mezcla con su propia visión tradicional logrando una lectura muy sagaz acerca de diversos temas en la Torá, la [...]

    6. Comment:This book (Volume 1) has both an Essay ("How to Begin to Study 'The Guide of the Perplexed'") by Leo Strauss and a 'Translator's Introduction' by Shlomo Pines. Neither are to be missed. But not surprisingly, the remarks of Pines are far more 'straightforward' than those of Strauss. Strauss is usually difficult; when he is trying to be difficult he borders on the impossible. In this Introductory Essay Strauss is trying to be difficult

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