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Duran, Simeon ben Tzemach (1361–1444)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-J065-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Simeon Duran was chiefly a religious thinker who incorporated a variety of philosophical traditions into his thought. He argues that revelation is the only certain route to knowledge. Following this principle, he criticizes those who argued that some of the principles of religion are more important or basic than others. To reject any aspect of religious law is to abandon the whole, and on this point Duran sets himself against Maimonides.

Citing this article:
Kellner, Menachem. Duran, Simeon ben Tzemach (1361–1444), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-J065-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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