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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This page was last edited on 19 Juneat 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:. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. In a collection of Wolfson’s articles appeared under the title Religious Philosophy: 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.

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Foundations of Religious Philosophy in Judaism, Christianity, and Islamappeared in two volumes in 23. He is best known for his seminal work on the Jewish philosopher Philo woolfson, but he also authored an astonishing variety of other works on CrescasMaimonidesAverroesSpinozathe Kalamthe Church Fathersand the foundations of Western religion.

His greatest contribution may therefore have been in collapsing all the artificial barriers that isolated the study of Christian philosophy from Islamic philosophy from Jewish philosophy Twersky Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. However, he wolrson to publish only the first volume, which appeared in 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 woldson exception is significant not hary much for what it states as for what it implies,” and that the thought of any serious author is consistent.


Edward Lear is an apt character to think about at Christmas-time. 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. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Eolfson Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Please try your request again later.

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. His next book, Philo: 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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In Wolfson’s two-volume The Philosophy of Spinoza appeared. In his work Wolfson therefore often chooses bold conjecture over safe, but boring, hrry Twersky Popularity Wolffson Featured Price: Wolfson who developed the Pan Am Building in Manhattan in 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.

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About him Twersky writes, “He was reminiscent of an old-fashioned gaontransposed into a modern university setting, studying day and night, resisting presumptive attractions and distractions, honors and chores, with a tenacity which sometimes seemed awkward and wolvson. Born in Belorussia, Wolfson received his early education at the Slobodka yeshivah. His early articles, several of which dealt with issues in the philosophies of Crescas and Spinoza, were followed by his first book, Crescas’ Critique of Aristotlewhich, though completed inwas not published until Views Read Edit View history.


Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. A bibliography, appearing in the Jubilee Volume Eng. Wolfson wrote works including a translation and commentary on Hasdai Crescas ‘ Or Adonai wolfdon, the philosophy of the church fathers, the repercussions of the Kalam on Judaismand works on SpinozaPhiloand Averroes.

The digital Loeb Classical Library loebclassics. Wolfson was a austyn scholar. A complete bibliography of Wolfson’s work can be found in Schwarz Our recent titles are available via Edelweiss.

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Hence it becomes the task of the interpreter to clarify what a given author meant, rather than what he said, and he must wolfso apparent contradictions by means of harmonistic interpretation. However, most of these commentaries existed only in manuscripts, and so Wolfson proposed the publication of a Corpus Commentarionum Averrois in Aristotelem in: Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources.

Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. He received honorary degrees from 10 different universities Twerskyand was a founding member and president of the American Academy for Jewish Research. After publishing more articles, Wolfson in completed another two-volume work, The Philosophy of the Church Fathers 2. In the introduction pp.

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The best-known of these works are listed below, their publication in hatry instances—among them the work on Philo—having been considered scholarly events of the first magnitude. From to he also served as professor at the Jewish Institute of Religion.

In this long-awaited volume, on which he worked for twenty years, Wolfson describes the body of doctrine known as the Kalam. Schwarz writes that even in his retirement, Wolfson was “still the first person to enter Widener library in the wwolfson and the last to leave it at night.