HoP 169 - A Matter of Principles - Albo and Abravanel

March 30th, 2014

Joseph Albo and Isaac Abravanel critique Maimonides’ attempt to lay down foundations for the Jewish law.

HoP 168 - Chariot of Fire - Kabbalah

March 23rd, 2014

The rich symbolism of the Zohar and the spiritual practices of Abraham Abluafia feature in the mystical movement known as Kabbalah.

HoP 167 - When Bad Things Happen to Good People - Suffering in Jewish Philosophy

March 16th, 2014

The Book of Job provokes Saadia, Maimonides, Ibn Tibbon and Gersonides to reflect on why God allows suffering.

HoP 166 - Tamar Rudavsky on Gersonides and Crescas

March 8th, 2014

Tamar Rudavsky joins Peter to talk about the two great medieval Jewish thinkers after Maimonides: Gersonides and Crescas.

HoP 165 - Neither the Time Nor the Place - Hasdai Crescas

March 2nd, 2014

Ḥasdai Crescas shows Aristotelian physics who’s boss, by defending alternative conceptions of time, place and infinity.

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