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Gersonides

(gərsŏn`ĭdēz) or

Levi ben Gershon

(lē`vī bĕn gûr`shən), 1288–1344, Jewish philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician, called also Ralbag, from the initials of his Hebrew name, b. Languedoc. He wrote scientific works and commentaries on Averroës and the Torah. His Milchamoth Adonai [the wars of the Lord] is an elaborate treatise modeled after the Moreh Nevukhim of Maimonides. It is mainly a systematic criticism of the syncretism of Maimonides. His scientific views remained influential into the 19th cent.
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Albeit unusual, Ivry's reading is sound grammatically and supports his view of Maimonides's esoteric position, finding its strongest support in Gersonides's (1288-1344) own understanding of Maimonides's statement in Guide 3.20 (Munk 1929: 348 11.
Hames; (24) Narboni (1300-1362) e a simbiose filosofica judeo-arabe, de Maurice-Ruben Hayoun; (25) Salvar sua alma ou salvar os fenomenos: soteriologia, epistemologia e astronomia em Gersonides, de Gad Freudenthal; (26) Tensoes nas e entre as teorias de Maimonides e Gersonides sobre a profecia, de Idit Dobbs-Weinstein; (27) Elementos cabalisticos no livro Luz do nome ('Or ha-Shem) de Rabi Hasdai Crescas, de Zev Harvey.
Similarly, Radak and Gersonides explain that Elisha commanded that Gehazi refrain from talking in order not to unnecessarily delay the miracle.
While some scholars have downplayed Maimonides's negativity towards women, Levi Gersonides's (1288-1344) misogyny is acknowledged as a fact.
Otros, en el siglo XIV, como Ockham o Buridan, en el mundo latino, o Gersonides, en el mundo judio provenzal, niegan toda validez a las pruebas de la inmortalidad del alma.
Abenezra (Avraham Ibn Ezra, 1089-1167) was a Spanish rabbi, immortalized in Robert Browning's poem "Rabbi Ben Ezra." French rabbi and astronomer Levi ben Gershon, also called Gersonides (1288-1344), was best known for inventing the Jacob's Staff, a tool used for centuries by sailing ships to navigate by the stars.
(1.) A very generous and scholarly referee, whom I cannot thank enough, makes the important point that Jewish philosophers, such as Gersonides in the Wars of the Lords, VI, 12 & 10, and Maimonides in his Mishneh Torah.
(58) In a similar way, and probably with more sincerity, Gersonides determines that Maimonides erred in his assumption that the opinions of the speakers in the Book of Job corresponded to the views found in his own environment, although he insists that the breakdown of opinions in the Book of Job is logically determined.
Gershom (Gersonides; Provence, 1288-1344)--all contain dogmatic statements to the effect that Moses wrote the Torah word for word by God's mouth that are variations on the "eighth principle." (69)
(93) El provenzal Levi ben Gerson (Gersonides, 1288-1344) y el catalan Moises de Narbona fueron otros pensadores judios que pueden rotularse como peripateticos.
"Without any doubt"; Gersonides on method and knowledge.
The intelligible, according to a beautiful expression of Levi ben Gershon (Gersonides), is neither a universal nor an individual included in a series, but rather a 'singularity insofar as it is whatever singularity.' In this conception, such-and-such ["l'esser-quale"] being is reclaimed from its having this or that property, which identifies it as belonging to this or that set, to this or that class (the reds, the French, the Muslims)--and it is reclaimed not for another class nor for the simple generic absence of any belonging, but for its beingsuch ["esser-tale"], for belonging itself" (1-2).