Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Rav Soloveitchik on Rambam's Yesodei Hatora 1:1

Here are the Rav's words about yesodei hatora 1:1.

Maimonides term "Leida" transcends the bounds of an abstract logos and passes over into the boundless intimate and impassioned experience where postulate and deduction, discursive knowledge and intuitive thinking, conception and perception, subject and objects are one. Only in paragraph five, after the aboriginal experience of God has been established by him as a firm reality (in paragraph one) does he introduce the Aristotelian cosmological proof of the unmoved mover.

From Lonely Man of Faith

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