The Philosopher-King in Medieval and Renaissance Jewish Political Thought: Italy

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SUNY Press, 1 de gen. 2003 - 271 pàgines
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This original treatment of medieval and Renaissance Jewish thinkers expands the scope of Jewish philosophy and adds new depth to our understanding of Jewish culture of the period. While medieval Christian political philosophy was based on Aristotle s Politics, Muslim and Jewish philosophy adhered to the Platonic tradition. In this book, Abraham Melamed explores a major aspect of this tradition the theory of the philosopher-king as it manifested itself in medieval Jewish political philosophy, tracing the theory s emergence in Jewish thought as well as its patterns of transmittal, adaptation, and absorption. The Maimonidean encounter with the theory, via al-Farabi, is also examined, as is its influence upon later scholars such as Felaquera, ibn Latif, Narboni, Shemtov ibn Shemtov, Polkar, Alemanno, Abarbanel, and others. Also discussed is the influence of Averroe s commentary on Plato s Republic, and the Machiavellian rejection of the theory of the philosopher-king and its influence upon early modern Jewish scholars, such as Simone Luzzatto and Spinoza, who rejected it in favor of a so-called Republican attitude.

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Philosopher King Prophet
1
The Sources
13
First Influences
23
The Class System
61
Transmission
75
Adaptation
93
Application
111
Christian Applications and the Machiavellian Revolution
141
Rejection
167
Afterword
185
The Hebrew Versions of the Philosopher Kings Virtues
189
Notes
199
Bibliography
247
Index
263
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Abraham Melamed is Professor of Jewish Philosophy at the University of Haifa.

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