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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The best-known of these works aaustryn listed below, their publication in several instances—among them the work on Philo—having been considered scholarly events of the first magnitude.

In these notes Wolfson discusses, with great erudition, the origin and development of the terms and arguments discussed by Crescas, and he clarifies Crescas’ often enigmatic text. He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 19, Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Foundations of Religious Philosophy in Judaism, Christianity, and Islamappeared in two volumes in 23. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Like the scientific method, the “hypothetico-deductive” method proceeds by means of hypotheses which must be proved or disproved, and it must probe the “latent processes” of an author’s thought.

He is best known for his seminal work on the Jewish philosopher Philobut he also authored an astonishing variety of other works on CrescasMaimonidesAverroesSpinozathe Kalamthe Church Fathersand the foundations of Western religion. Crousethe scholar of early medieval theology, was among his students. In a collection of Wolfson’s articles appeared under the title Religious Philosophy: The volume contains a critical edition of part of Crescas’ Or Adonai the section dealing with the 25 propositions which appear in the introduction to the second part of Maimonides’ Guidean exemplary English translation, and an introduction; but of special importance are the copious notes which take up more than half of the volume.


In SeptemberWolfson arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts and earned his bachelor’s degree and Ph. Austryj the process he shows how the teachings of the Koran were constantly interwoven with ideas from Greek and Oriental philosophies, Judaism, and Christianity as Islamic thought developed.

From Philo to Spinoza: Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. All Formats Paperback Hardcover Sort by: 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 Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

Another notable family member was his nephew Erwin S.

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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. Only 3 left in stock – order soon. Following the pattern established in his Philobut allowing for differences occasioned by Christian teachings, Wolfson devoted this volume to faith, the Trinity, and the incarnation, discussing not only the orthodox wolfsln also the heretical views.

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The Philosophy of the Kalam — Harry Austryn Wolfson | Harvard University Press

Download our mobile app for on-the-go access to the Jewish Virtual Library. 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. A bibliography, appearing in the Jubilee Volume Eng. 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 of any serious author is consistent.


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Bynine volumes of the series had appeared. Schwarz writes that even in his retirement, Wolfson was austgyn the first person to enter Widener library in austtyn morning and the last to leave it at night. Wolfson who developed the Pan Am Building in Manhattan in Popularity Popularity Featured Price: He received honorary degrees from 10 different universities Twerskyand was a founding member and president of the American Academy for Jewish Research.

His next book, Philo: Born in Belorussia, Wolfson received his early education at the Slobodka yeshivah. Wolfson received many academic honors for his pioneering researches.

Wolfson — whose writings are marked by a mastery of the philosophic literature in the several languages in which it was written, penetrating analysis, clarity of exposition, and austfyn of style — wrote many books and articles. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics.

Philosophy of Spinoza — Harry Austryn Wolfson | Harvard University Press

Please try your request again later. In this long-awaited volume, on which he worked for twenty years, Wolfson describes the body of doctrine known as the Kalam. More than that, he held that Philo was the founder of religious philosophy in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, austrym that “Philonic” philosophy dominated European thought for 17 centuries until it was destroyed by Spinoza, “the last of the medievals and the first of the moderns.

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