SEFER HA-YOVEL LIKHVOD TSVI WOLFSON
1965. Item #36256
In Hebrew. Jerusalem/New York: American Academy for Jewish Research, 1965. Cloth. 8vo. Contains illustration and portraits. Wolfson (1887-1974) was a historian of philosophy. "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. His early articles, several of which dealt with issues in the philosophies of Crescas and Spinoza, were followed by his first book, Crescas' Critique of Aristotle, which, though completed in 1918, was not published until 1929. The volume contains a critical edition of part of Crescas' Or Adonai (the section dealing with the 25 propositions which appear in the introduction to the second part of Maimonides' Guide) , an exemplary English translation, and an introduction; but of special importance are the copious notes which take up more than half of the volume. In these notes Wolfson discusses, with great erudition, the origin and development of the terms and arguments discussed by Crescas and he clarifies Crescas' often enigmatic text" [Arthur Hyman in EJ]. SUBJECT(S) : Judaism - History. Gilt lettering on spine. Ex-library with usual markings and some slight shelf wear. Otherwise, in Very Good condition. (FEST-6-4a).