PHIL 3590 Greek Philosophy and Jewish Thought
Greek Philosophy and Jewish Thought
Western culture has a double source, the Bible and Greek philosophy, or Jerusalem and Athens. Are the two traditions harmonious or do they stand in some essential tension with each other? This course will approach that question by examining the response of some important Jewish thinkers, Maimonides in particular, in their encounter with the teachings of Plato and Aristotle.
credit hours: 3