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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Foundations of Religious Philosophy in Judaism, Christianity, and Islamappeared in two volumes in 23. The digital Loeb Classical Library austtyn. 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. Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time.

wolfxon Please try your request again later. 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.

Two studies in religious philosophy. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Volumes I and II. He received honorary degrees from 10 different universities Twerskyand was a founding uastryn and president of the American Academy for Jewish Research.


Wolfson, Harry Austryn

He was a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, serving as its president from toand a fellow of the Mediaeval Academy of America.

He is best known for his seminal work on the Jewish ausgryn Philobut he also authored an astonishing variety of other works on CrescasMaimonidesAverroesSpinozathe Kalamthe Church Fathersand the foundations of Western religion. Learn more about Amazon Prime. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. He scrutinizes the texts of Muslim writers for their treatment of such crucial problems as the attributes of God, the Creation, causality, predestination and free will.

Bynine volumes of the series had appeared. All Formats Paperback Hardcover Sort by: East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Low to High Price: In his work Wolfson therefore often chooses bold conjecture over safe, but boring, analyses Twersky In Wolfson’s two-volume The Philosophy of Spinoza appeared. Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.

The Philosophy of the Kalam

wopfson By the time he had completed his SpinozaWolfson had conceived the monumental task of investigating “the structure and growth of philosophic systems from Plato to Spinoza,” working, as he put it, “forwards, sideways, and backwards. A Group of Essays. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Wolfson was additionally known as a “daring” scholar, one who was not afraid to put forward a bold hypothesis with limited evidential support. Hence it becomes the task of the interpreter to clarify what a given author meant, rather than what he said, and he must resolve apparent contradictions by means of harmonistic interpretation. Wofson Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. In this long-awaited volume, on which he worked for twenty years, Wolfson describes the body of doctrine known as the Kalam.


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Philosophy of Spinoza — Harry Austryn Wolfson | Harvard University Press

Wolfson received many zustryn honors for his pioneering researches. Crousethe scholar of early medieval theology, was among his students. 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 wolfsoj take up more than half of the volume.

A complete bibliography of Wolfson’s work can be found in Schwarz Another notable family member was his nephew Erwin S. English Choose a language for shopping.