Judah Abrabanel

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[Revised entry by Aaron Hughes on June 8, 2022.
Changes to: Bibliography]
Judah Abrabanel (ca. 1465 – after 1521), also known as Leone Ebreo, is an important transitional figure in the history of Jewish philosophy. Common to any transitional figure, however, is the problem of contextualization. In the case of Judah Abrabanel, do we regard him as the last of the medieval Jewish philosophers or the first of the early modern ones? His work, for example, is certainly in conversation with a number of themes found in Renaissance Platonism…

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