124 - The Chosen Ones: Judaism and Philosophy
The roots of Jewish philosophy in the Islamic world, focusing on the Rabbinic background in the Mishnah and Talmud, and the thought of early figures like Isaac Israeli.
General works on medieval Jewish philosophy
• D.H. Frank and O. Leaman, History of Jewish Philosophy (London: 1997).
• D.H. Frank and O. Leaman, The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Jewish Philosophy (Cambridge: 2003).
• C. Sirat, A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages (Cambridge: 1985).
For the figures and texts discussed in this episode:
• A. Altmann and S.M. Stern, Isaac Israeli: a Neoplatonic Philosopher of the Early Tenth Century (Oxford: 1958).
• R. Goldenberg, The Origins of Judaism (Cambridge: 2007).
• W.Z. Harvey, “Rabbinic Attitudes Towards Philosophy,” in Open Thou Mine Eyes: Essays on Aaggadah and Judaica Presented to Rabbi William G. Braude on His 80th Birthday and Dedicated to His Memory, ed. H.J. Blumberg et al. (Hoboken: 1992), 83-101.
• S.T. Katz, The Cambridge History of Judaism, vol.4: The Late Roman-Rabbinic Period (Cambridge: 2006).
• J. Neusner, Judaism as Philosophy: The Method and Message of the Mishnah (Columbia: 1991).
• S. Stroumsa, Dāwūd ibn Marwān al-Muqammiṣ’s Ishrūn Maqāla (Leiden: 1989).