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Judah ben Moses of Rome (c.1292–after 1330)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-J064-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Judah Romano, translator and Maimonidean philosopher, participated in the intellectual climate of Latin scholasticism, introducing a large number of the ideas of the Christian philosophers into Hebrew. He gained his knowledge in the various branches of philosophy through meticulous study of the writings of Aristotle and the scholastic commentaries to his works (particularly those of Albert the Great, Aquinas and Giles of Rome), of the Maimonidean-Tibbonian school, and of some Arabic philosophical treatises in Latin translation. Influenced by Albert the Great, Aquinas and Maimonides, he discussed all the major philosophical topics, and especially the idea of creation through intermediaries, the origins of the human soul, the cognitive process, which represents the real purpose of man, the nature of prophecy and prayer.

Citing this article:
Rigo, Caterina. Judah ben Moses of Rome (c.1292–after 1330), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-J064-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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