Prof. Harry Austryn Wolfson, philosopher and one of the world’s leading scholars on comparative religion, died Thursday at Harvard University’s. Harry Wolfson was renowned throughout the world for the depth, scope, and wisdom of his monumental volumes on the structure and growth of philosophic. Harry Austryn Wolfson’s systematic presentation of the philosophy of Spinoza has long been a classic. It is with pride that we make it available again in a.

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Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. He received honorary degrees from 10 different universities Twerskyand was a founding member and president of the American Academy for Jewish Research. He emigrated to the U.

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The Philosophy of the Kalam — Harry Austryn Wolfson | Harvard University Press

Following the pattern established in his Philobut allowing for differences occasioned by Christian teachings, Wolfson devoted this volume to faith, the Trinity, and the incarnation, discussing not only the orthodox but also the heretical views.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. In his work Wolfson therefore often chooses bold conjecture over safe, but boring, analyses Twersky ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. He is best known for his seminal work on the Jewish philosopher Philobut he also authored an astonishing variety of other works on CrescasMaimonidesAverroesSpinozathe Kalamthe Church Fathersand the foundations of Western religion.

His greatest contribution may therefore have been in collapsing wolfzon the artificial barriers that isolated the study of Christian philosophy from Islamic austry from Jewish philosophy Twersky Harry Wolfson was renowned throughout the world for the depth, scope, and wisdom of his monumental volumes on the structure and growth of philosophic systems from Plato to Spinoza.


All this requires great sensitivity to the nuances and implications of the text and familiarity with the literature on which a given author drew. Schwarz writes that even in his retirement, Wolfson was “still the first person to enter Widener library in the morning and the last to leave hrry at night. Retrieved from ” https: From to he also served as professor at the Jewish Institute of Religion.

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Wolfson — whose writings are marked by a mastery of the philosophic literature in the several languages in which it was written, penetrating analysis, clarity of exposition, and felicity of style — wrote many books and articles. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. The investigation of the background of Crescas’ thought involved Wolfson in an intensive study of the commentaries on Aristotle’s works written by the Islamic philosopher Averroes. By the time he had completed his SpinozaWolfson had conceived the monumental task of investigating “the structure wolfdon growth of philosophic systems from Plato to Spinoza,” working, as he put it, “forwards, sideways, and backwards.

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The best-known of these works are listed below, their publication in several instances—among them the work on Philo—having been considered scholarly events of the ausfryn magnitude.

Wolfson received many academic honors for his pioneering researches.

wolfsln This corpus was to consist of critical editions of the Arabic originals, and of the Hebrew and Latin translations; and it was to contain English translations and explanatory commentaries by the editors. In a collection of Wolfson’s articles appeared under the title Religious Philosophy: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.


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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Are you an author? Wolfson who developed the Pan Am Building in Manhattan in However, most of these commentaries existed only in manuscripts, and so Wolfson proposed the publication of a Corpus Commentarionum Averrois in Aristotelem in: In the introduction pp. Following the arrangement of Spinoza’s EthicsWolfson explained the content and structure of Spinoza’s thought and discussed extensively the antecedents on which he drew.

He was a fellow of the American Academy for Jewish Research, serving as its president from toand a fellow of the Mediaeval Academy of America. Bynine volumes of the series had appeared. Join Our Mailing List: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His nonsense books, mo …. His brother Nathan survived him by 27 years, living to age until Owlfson studies the Kalam systematically, unfolding its philosophic origins and implications and observing its repercussions in other religions.

He died in Cambridge, Massachusetts on September 19, The volume contains a critical austrn of part of Crescas’ Or Adonai the section dealing with the 25 propositions which appear in the introduction to the second part of Maimonides’ Guidean exemplary English translation, and an introduction; but of special importance are the copious notes which take up more than half of the volume.

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