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Author Ruderman, David B.

Title Jewish thought and scientific discovery in early modern Europe / David B. Ruderman
Published New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, [1995]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 392 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Foreword / Moshe Idel -- Medieval Jewish Attitudes toward Nature and Scientific Activity -- The Legitimation of Scientific Activity among Central and Eastern European Jews -- Padua and the Formation of a Jewish Medical Community in Italy -- Can a Scholar of the Natural Sciences Take the Kabbalah Seriously? The Divergent Positions of Leone Modena and Joseph Delmedigo -- Science and Skepticism: Simone Luzzatto on Perceiving the Natural World -- Between High and Low Cultures: Echoes of the New Science in the Writings of Judah Del Bene and Azariah Figo -- Kabbalah, Science, and Christian Polemics: The Debate between Samson Morpurgo and Solomon Aviad Sar Shalom Basilea -- On the Diffusion of Scientific Knowledge within the Jewish Community: The Medical Textbook of Tobias Cohen -- Contemporary Science and Jewish Law in the Eyes of Isaac Lampronti and His Rabbinic Interlocutors -- The Community of Converso Physicians: Race, Medicine, and the Shaping of a Cultural Identity -- A Jewish Thinker in Newtonian England: David Nieto and His Defense of the Jewish Faith -- Physico-Theology and Jewish Thought at the End of the Eighteenth Century: Mordechai Schnaber Levison and Some of His Contemporaries -- Bibliographic Essay: The Study of Nature in Ancient Judaism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Jewish physicians -- Europe -- History.
Jewish scientists -- Europe -- History.
Jews -- Medicine -- Europe -- History.
Jews -- Europe -- Intellectual life.
Judaism and science.
Medicine -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Jews -- history.
History, Early Modern 1451-1600.
History, Modern 1601-
Science -- history.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0300145950 (electronic bk.)
9780300145953 (electronic bk.)