5v Set Sefer Ikkarim Joseph Albo Isaac Husik Translation Into English Philosophy
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5v Set Sefer Ikkarim Joseph Albo Isaac Husik Translation Into English Philosophy:
5 Volumes. In great condition for these volumes. All clean pages, no writing, except small inscription in each volume, no smudge marks or library cards.
Covers are in better than average condition with vibrant color, some sunning on spines. Some wear to covers at edges.
Purple silk place holders are all in nice shape and new looking. This set does not look like it was used much. Gold gilded page tops.
I have shown in the pictures the diversity of sources within Albo's work.This is the definitive translation of Rabbi Joseph Albo's (1380-1444) Book of Principles. Translation rendered by Isaac Husik Ph.D.We accept payment by MO, Chk, All major Credit Cards and Paypal.Joseph Albo (Hebrew: יוסף אלבו; ca. 1380–1444) was a Jewish philosopher and rabbi who lived in Spain during the fifteenth century, known chiefly as the author of Sefer ha-Ikkarim ("Book of Principles"), the classic work on the fundamentals of Judaism.Albo's birthplace is generally assumed to be Monreal del Campo, a town in Aragon. This is based on Astruc ha-Levi's report of the religious debate held at Tortosa in 1413-14, which mentions Albo as one of the Jewish participants and notes he was the delegate of the congregation of Monreal. However, the Latin account of this debate makes no reference to this locality. Heinrich Graetz believes that Albo could not have been less than thirty years of age when he was sent to take part in the disputation, and he accordingly places the date of Albo's birth not later than 1380. His date of death is given variously as 1444 (most likely) or 1430. He is mentioned, however, as preaching at Soria in 1433. The use Albo makes of medical illustrations creates the presumption that he was adept in medical science, which suggests that he may have practiced medicine. He was versed to some degree in the writings of Arab Aristotelians. His teacher was Hasdai Crescas, author of Or Adonai. IkkarimThe Ikkarim was not composed in its entirety at once. The first part was published as an independent work. It develops the gist of Albo's thought; and it was only when its publication brought down upon him a deluge of criticism that he felt compelled to add to it. In his preface to the second part Albo delivers a sermon on the subject of his critics: "He that would criticize a book should, above all, know the method employed by its author, and should judge all the passages on a certain subject as a whole." He castigates what he saw as the careless procedure of those passed judgment on an author without remembering this fundamental requirement of sound criticism. Albo's opponents did not handle him delicately. He was accused, among other things, of plagiarism. It was maintained that he appropriated the thoughts of his teacher Crescas without giving him due credit. Examination of the evidence, however, does not substantiate the indictment. Crescas having been Albo's teacher, the similarities are only such as might be reasonably expected in the writings of both preceptor and disciple.Smart-phone users, if you don't want to use the app, don't attempt to zoom pictures on 's mobile site, it won't be clear. Rather, click top right menu of phone, select 'request desktop site'. After the item reloads in desktop view, tap on main picture, it will open in spectacular viewing quality with zoom, enabling you to actually read the words on the pages and see tiny details. Tap side arrows to see next picture.We accept payment by MO, Chk, All major Credit Cards and Paypal.This listing has pictures of the actual book or books being sold, no stock-photos or photos of similar items, I took a complete set of new pictures especially for this listing and I have carefully described the condition of this specific item that you are looking at. Thank You.