Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides

2015.10.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kenneth Hart Green, Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides, University of Chicago Press, 2013, 207pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2015.10.17 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kenneth Hart Green, Leo Strauss and the Rediscovery of Maimonides, University of Chicago Press, 2013, 207pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226307015. Reviewed by Daniel Rynhold, Yeshiva University When studying individuals from the history of philosophy, scholars can either analyze their subjects in historical context at the expense of contemporary relevance or approach their subject as a philosophical interlocutor, anachronistically plundering the text for its significance to their own concerns. While each approach has its advantages and disadvantages, for decades those working in the field of Jewish philosophy were firmly ensconced in the first camp, focusing on the history of ideas almost to the exclusion of any consideration of their conceptual worth. Moses Maimonides figured more prominently than any other individual in this scholarship, and no one is more responsible for revivifying the academic study of. . .

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