- Samuel Ibn Tibbon, who translated Maimonides' Guide to the Perplexed from Arabic into Hebrew (and quite a translator he seems to have been), called Maimonides: "a wise artisan with an understanding of mysteries."
- He carried out his philosophical work by means of deduction.
- He believed the goal of religious law is to know, and he "went so far as to make rationality into a religious obligation."
Friday, February 21, 2014
A few more reasons Maimonides ought to be every crime fiction reader's favorite medieval Jewish sage: