The Problem of Space in Jewish Mediaeval Philosophy [Columbia University Oriental Studies, Vol. XI]
Efros, Israel Isaac
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New York: Columbia University Press, 1917. 4to. 125pp. Original orange cloth with gold lettering on spine. Columbia University Press emblem on cover and spine. A study on how medieval Jewish philosophers such as Maimonides and Gersonides understood the concept of space. This issue was important to medieval philosophy in general because it conceived of God and angels as spiritual beings, unconnected to matter. This led to a problem as how such non-physical beings could interact with the world as they did not even take up any space in it. This issue has come down to modern culture in the form of the question: "how many angels can dance on the head of a pin?" Tail of spine bumped. Cover rippled. Edges stained. Rear freed endpaper sunned. Overall in good condition. First edition. vg.