Abner of Burgos

[Revised entry by Shalom Sadik on August 31, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Abner of Burgos (Alfonso de Valladolid; c. 1260 - 1347) was perhaps the most important philosopher in the stream of
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[Revised entry by Shalom Sadik on August 31, 2016. Changes to: Bibliography] Abner of Burgos (Alfonso de Valladolid; c. 1260 - 1347) was perhaps the most important philosopher in the stream of Jewish Spanish rabbi-apostates in the 14th and 15th centuries. In the first part of his life, Abner was an Aristotelian Jewish philosopher. However, at the age of 60 (if Pablo de Santa Maria is a reliable source) after years of hesitation, he became a Neo-Platonic Christian, making him one of the very few philosophers (much less philosopher-rabbis) to change his philosophical opinion (and religion)...

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