Joseph Albo on Free Choice Hardback

Exegetical Innovation in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

by Shira Weiss;

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Joseph Albo on Free Choice

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Joseph Albo on Free Choice discovers unsuspected philosophical originality in the interpretations of biblical narrative found in Joseph Albo's Book of Principles, one of the most popular Hebrew works in the corpus of medieval Jewish philosophy. Several of Albo's exegetical analyses focus on free choice, which emerges as a conceptual scheme throughout his work. An exploration of Albo's innovative homiletical interpretations of the binding of Isaac, the hardening of Pharaoh's heart, the Book of Job, and God's choice of Israel, reveals his view of free choice which was significant during a historical period of religious coercion. Albo's sole surviving responsum dealing with the case of the qatlanit further demonstrates his philosophical position. In this new book, Shira Weiss shows that in the medieval era in which Albo lived, free choice was an important topic, subject to vehement debate that has continued to be contested in modern philosophy.

Joseph Albo on Free Choice by Shira Weiss was published by Oxford University Press Inc in October 2017. The ISBN for Joseph Albo on Free Choice is 9780190684426.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press Inc (October 2017)
Number of Pages224
Thickness25 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4514444
Page last updated 24th September 2018
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