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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Join Our Mailing List: In this long-awaited volume, on which he worked for twenty years, Wolfson describes the body of doctrine known as the Kalam.

Wolfson who developed the Pan Am Building in Manhattan in This corpus was to consist of critical editions of the Arabic originals, and of the Hebrew and Latin translations; and it was to contain English translations and explanatory commentaries by the editors.

He was a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, serving as its president from toand a fellow of the Mediaeval Academy of America. 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. A Group of Essays. The Mediaeval Academy of America undertook to sponsor this project and Wolfson was appointed its editor in chief.

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However, he decided to publish only the first volume, which appeared in From Philo to Spinoza: Being the first Judaica scholar to progress through an entire career at a top-tier university Mendes-Flohrin Wolfson is hary represented the fulfillment of the goals of the 19th-century Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. It later came to designate a system of religious philosophy which reached its highest point in the eleventh century; the masters of Kalam, known as Mutakallimum, were in many respects the Muslim equivalent of the Christian Church Fathers.

Born in Belorussia, Wolfson received his early education at the Slobodka yeshivah.

In SeptemberWolfson arrived in Cambridge, Massachusetts and earned his bachelor’s degree and Ph. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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Repercussions of the Kalam in Jewish Philosophy Mar 21, However, most of these commentaries existed only in manuscripts, and so Wolfson proposed the publication of a Corpus Commentarionum Averrois in Aristotelem in: Wolfson — whose writings are marked by a mastery of the philosophic literature in the several languages in which it was written, penetrating analysis, clarity of exposition, and felicity of style — wrote many books and articles.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Wolfson received many academic honors for his pioneering researches. 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.

Two studies in religious philosophy. All Formats Paperback Hardcover Sort by: He was known principally, as mentioned above, for crossing all artificial boundaries of scholarship, as best revealed by the titles of some of his papers:. In the process he shows how the teachings of the Koran were constantly interwoven with ideas from Greek and Oriental philosophies, Judaism, and Christianity as Islamic thought developed.

In a collection of Wolfson’s articles appeared under the title Religious Philosophy: He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 19, English Choose a language for shopping. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. His brother Nathan survived him by 27 years, living to age until 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 of harmonistic interpretation.


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He emigrated to the U. In he was appointed to the Harvard faculty, becoming professor of Hebrew literature and philosophy in The Philosophy of Spinoza Apr eolfson, Akin to the method used to study the Talmud known as pilpulthis method rests on the assumptions that any serious author writes with such care and precision that “every term, expression, generalization or exception is significant not so much for what it states as for what it implies,” and that the thought of any serious author is consistent.

The Philosophy of Spinoza: Following the arrangement of Spinoza’s EthicsWolfson explained the content and structure of Spinoza’s thought and discussed extensively the antecedents on which he drew. Subscribe to receive information about forthcoming books, seasonal catalogs, and more, in newsletters tailored to your interests.

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Popularity Hwrry Featured Price: His next book, Philo: In he was awarded the prize of the American Council of Learned Societies. Please try your request again later.

Wolfson was additionally known as a “daring” scholar, one who was not afraid to put forward a bold hypothesis with limited evidential support. This page was last edited on 19 Juneat Wolfson was a tireless scholar.