Transforming the Maimonidean Imagination: Aesthetics in the Renaissance Thought of Judah Abravanel

  title={Transforming the Maimonidean Imagination: Aesthetics in the Renaissance Thought of Judah Abravanel},
  author={Aaron W. Hughes},
  journal={Harvard Theological Review},
  pages={461 - 484}
  • A. Hughes
  • Published 1 October 2004
  • Philosophy
  • Harvard Theological Review
3 Citations
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It is the intention of this paper to present some brief remarks on the relationship between al-Farabi’s and Maimonides’ theories of prophecy, and to place within a broad perspective their treatments
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