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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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characterizes Levi ben Gershom (Provence, 1288-1344) as perhaps the most prolific polymath of all medieval Jewish philosophers.
Andreatta apresenta a edicao do Commento al Cantico dei Cantici do filosofo provencal Levi ben Gershom, traduzido por Mitridate para Pico, com um rico aparato e precedida da descricao material do manuscrito Vat.
According to Levi ben Gershom (Gersonides, 1288-1344), Maimonides was compelled by religious considerations to maintain that God knows sublunar particulars in all their particularity, and to adopt a position that was diametrically opposed to the Aristotelian one.