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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After publishing more articles, Wolfson in completed another two-volume work, The Philosophy of the Church Fathers 2.

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Wolfson was a tireless scholar. Wolfson — whose writings are marked by a mastery of the philosophic literature in the several languages akstryn which it was written, penetrating analysis, clarity of exposition, and felicity of style — wrote many books and articles.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Views Read Edit View history. Wolfson was a professor at Harvard University for approximately half a century, and was a student and friend both of George Santayana and George Foot Moore.

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Volumes I and II. 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.

The Mediaeval Academy of America undertook to sponsor this project and Wolfson was appointed its editor in chief. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Emigrating to the United States inhe studied at Harvard and, from toheld a traveling fellowship from Harvard, which enabled him to study and do research in Europe. Crousethe scholar of early medieval theology, was among his students. Only 3 left in stock – order soon. 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 garry harmonistic interpretation.


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The Philosophy of the Kalam

Please try your request again later. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests. His early articles, several of which dealt with issues in the philosophies of Crescas and Spinoza, were followed by his first book, Wolson Critique of Aristotlewhich, though completed inwas not published until All Formats Paperback Hardcover Sort by: He is best known for his seminal work on the Jewish philosopher Philobut he also authored an astonishing variety of other works on CrescasMaimonidesAverroesSpinozathe Kalamthe Church Fathersand the foundations of Western religion.

The volume contains a critical edition of harrh 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 which take up more than half of the volume. The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Following the arrangement of Spinoza’s Ethics wolfxon, Wolfson explained the content and structure of Spinoza’s thought and discussed extensively the antecedents on which he drew.

In this long-awaited austrn, on which he worked for twenty years, Wolfson describes the body of doctrine known as the Kalam. Harry Wolfson was renowned throughout the world for the depth, scope, and wisdom of his monumental volumes on the structure and growth of philosophic systems from Plato to Spinoza.


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Low to High Price: In these notes Wolfson discusses, with great erudition, hadry origin and development of the terms and arguments discussed by Crescas, and he clarifies Crescas’ often enigmatic text. His next book, Philo: A complete bibliography of Wolfson’s work can be found in Schwarz High to Low Avg. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the woldson.

Schwarz writes that even in his retirement, Wolfson was “still the first person to enter Widener library in the morning and the last to leave it at night. Popularity Popularity Featured Price: Bynine volumes of the series hwrry appeared. His brother Nathan survived him by 27 years, living to age until In his work Wolfson therefore often chooses bold conjecture over safe, but boring, analyses Twersky Get to Know Us.

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