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eBook THE EIGHT CHAPTERS OF MAIMONIDES ON ETHICS
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Publisher:  Varda Books
Published:  2009
Language:  English
Pages:   173


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About the Book

Contents

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INTRODUCTION

   I. THE OBJECT OF MAIMONIDES' WRITINGS. THE COMMENTARY ON THE Mishnah. THE SHEMONAH PERAKIM 1

   II. A. MAIMONIDES' ETHICAL WRITINGS DEFINITION OF ETHICS 7

      B. NAME, DATE, DESCRIPTION, AND CONTENTS OF THE SHEMONAH PERAKIM 9

      C. SAMUEL IBN TIBBON AS A TRANSLATOR His TRANSLATION OF THE SHEMONAH PERAKIM 19

      D. DESCRIPTION OF COLLATED MATERIAL GENERAL REMARKS ON THE TEXT 24

      E. MANUSCRIPTS EDITIONS TRANSLATIONS COMMENTARIES 27

THE EIGHT CHAPTERS TRANSLATION

   FOREWORD 34

   CHAPTER I Concerning the Human Soul and its Faculties 37

   CHAPTER II Concerning the Transgressions of the Faculties of the Soul, and the Designation of those Faculties which are the Seat of the Virtues and Vices 47

   CHAPTER III Concerning the Diseases of the Soul 51

   CHAPTER IV Concerning the Cure of the Diseases of the Soul 54

   CHAPTER V Concerning the Application of Man's Psychic Faculties towards the Attainment of a Single Goal 69

   CHAPTER VI Concerning the Difference between the Saintly or Temperamentally Ethical Man and him who Subdues his Passions and has Self-restraint 75

   CHAPTER VII Concerning the Barrier between God and Man and its Signification 79

   CHAPTER VIII Concerning the Natural Disposition of Man 85

INDEX OF SCRIPTURAL PASSAGES 103

INDEX OF QUOTATIONS FROM THE TALMUD 104

CRITICAL TEXT AND NOTES OF THE SHEMONAH PERAKIM 5-55



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