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Law, Reason, and Morality in Medieval Jewish PhilosophySadia Gaon, Bahya ibn Pakuda, and Moses Maimonides$
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Jonathan Jacobs

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199542833

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542833.001.0001

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Law, Reason, and Morality in Medieval Jewish Philosophy
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DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542833.003.0001

This discusses the rationalism and the realism of the thinkers studied in this book. It explains why the work of these thinkers (Saadia Gaon, Bahya ibn Pakuda, and Moses Maimonides) is important to long‐standing issues in moral psychology and metaethics. The succeeding chapters are briefly summarized, and the relations between their central concerns are indicated.

Keywords:   Aristotelianism, metaethics, moral epistemology, moral psychology, Neoplatonism, normativity, rational justification, realism

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