PHIL417     The Golden Age of Jewish Philosophy
Semester:Fall 2013
Instructor: Charles Manekin
Room:SQH 1105
Meeting Times:2:00pm - 3:15pm

The course will examine five hundred years of Jewish philosophy from Saadia Gaon to the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. Attention will be paid to Maimonides and the post-Maimonidean thinkers Abner of Burgos, Moses of Narbonne, Levi Gersonides, Hasdai Crescas, and Joseph Albo. Topics to be discussed will be: the existence of God, creation, providence, prophecy, free will, and Divine knowledge. Of special interest will be the increasing influence of Christian philosophy on Jewish philosophy during this period.