By Yochanan Silman
This ebook is the 1st to explain the improvement of Halevi's inspiration in order to achieving a greater knowing of its inherent systematic problems, in addition to allowing id of many of the strata of the publication belonging to various classes in his philosophical improvement. the 1st half describes a type of Aristotelian philosophy which appears espoused via Halevi himself sooner than writing the Kuzari. the second one half matters itself along with his early suggestion as expressed in definite components of the publication of Kuzari. At this degree his inspiration remains to be devoted to the necessities of the Aristotelian philosophy and its basic functionality is to wrestle Karaism. Intra-systematic and extra-systematic problems ordinary to this inspiration supply upward thrust to the subsequent level within the improvement of his philosophy, that's defined within the 3rd half. This later notion is usually distinct by means of its robust emphasis on concrete human adventure. in this interval, Halevi retreats from many ideas of Aristotelianism, and his significant purpose is to justify his new place. The fourth half bargains with the dialectical team spirit of the Kuzari that is additionally mirrored by way of the literary style of this e-book as tale and discussion.
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