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Can God be proven? Can ideas ever be commanded? How did Judaism, Jewish philosophy and general philosophy change between the Middle Ages and that of the modern world? Can the Jewish tradition be read in a rational way? The axis of Jewish philosophy is in the tension between universal human reason and the unique experience of individuals or groups, and we will deal with that tension from many different angles throughout this course.Can God be proven? Can ideas ever be commanded? How did Judaism, Jewish philosophy and general philosophy change between the Middle Ages and that of the modern world? Can the Jewish tradition be read in a rational way? The axis of Jewish philosophy is in the tension between universal human reason and the unique experience of individuals or groups, and we will deal with that tension from many different angles throughout this course.

In this course we will study the philosophy and dogmatics of Moses Maimonides (1135-1204). We will contrast his rationalistic approach towards understanding the Torah and Jewish tradition to that of his critics (in the centuries between his own lifetime and the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492).

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