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Gersonides - A Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Philosopher-Scientist (Hardcover) Loot Price: R726 Discovery Miles 7 260
Gersonides - A Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Philosopher-Scientist (Hardcover): Ruth Glasner
Gersonides - A Portrait of a Fourteenth-Century Philosopher-Scientist (Hardcover): Ruth Glasner

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Ruth Glasner

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Gersonides was a highly original Jewish philosopher, scientist and biblical exegete, active in Provence in the first half of the fourteenth century. Ruth Glasner explores his impressive achievements, and argues that the key to understanding his originality is his perspective as an applied mathematical scientist. It was this perspective that led him to examine Aristotelianism from directions different from those usually adopted by contemporary scholastic scholars. Gersonides started on his way, as he himself claims, as a 'mathematician, natural scientist, and philosopher', who believed in his power to solve the main problems of medieval science. He ended up concentrating on his work as a mathematical astronomer, developing techniques of observation and computation, and somewhat less optimistic about the prospect of scientific knowledge.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: May 2015
Authors: Ruth Glasner
Dimensions: 224 x 148 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-873586-1
Barcode: 9780198735861
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy > Western philosophy > Western philosophy, c 500 to c 1600
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LSN: 0-19-873586-3

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