also called Moses Ben Maimon or Rambam was a jewish philosopher who strongly influenced Christian Scholasticism, namely Albertus Magnus y Thomas of Aquinas. His academic acheivement was to connect the Aristotelian philosophy with the jewish religion of revelation. Furthermore, he dedicated his work to the study of physics, metaphysics, natural sciences, medicine and ethics. One of his main accomplishments was to open the jewish religion for insights from philosophy and the natural sciences. He was born in Cordoba, Spain, at that time part of the muslim world and later moved to Egypt, where he served as personal physician of the caliph and as a scholar.
Some Central Works:
- Mishneh Torah
- Sefer Ha Mada
- Moreh Nevukhim
The ideas of Maimonides influenced the following concepts: