Jewish Literature and Thought


CAS RN 420 / PH 409 (4 Credits) Mts w/ CAS RN 720, PH 609, STH TX 879

M 6:30-9:15 PM

A study of major aspects of the thought of Maimonides. Primary focus on the Guide of the Perplexed, with attention to its modern reception in works by Baruch Spinoza, Hermann Cohen, Leo Strauss, and others. Also offered as CAS PH 409. Effective Fall 2019, this course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Philosophical Inquiry and Life’s Meanings, Oral and/or Signed Communication.

Instructor: Professor Michael Zank