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Goodman, Lenn Evan 1944-

Overview
Works: 84 works in 402 publications in 4 languages and 20,503 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: B753.I53, 181.06
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Lenn Evan Goodman
 
Most widely held works by Lenn Evan Goodman
Avicenna by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

33 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosophers in the West, none, perhaps, is better known by name and less familiar in actual content of his ideas than the medieval Muslim philosopher, physician, minister and naturalist Abu Ali Ibn Sina, known since the days of the scholastics as Avicenna. In this book the author, himself a philosopher, and long known for his studies of Arabic thought, presents a factual account of Avicenna's philosophy. Setting the thinker in the context of his often turbulent times and tracing the roots and influences of Avicenna's ideas, this book offers a factual philosophical portrait. It details
Islamic humanism by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: This book is an attempt to explain how, in the face of increasing religious authoritarianism in medieval Islamic civilization, some Muslim thinkers continued to pursue essentially humanistic, rational, and scientific discourses in the quest for knowledge, meaning, and values. Drawing on a wide range of Islamic writings, from love poetry to history to philosophical theology, Goodman shows that medieval Islam was open to individualism, occasional secularism, skepticism, even liberalism
On justice : an essay in Jewish philosophy by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewish and Islamic philosophy : crosspollinations in the classic age by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For centuries, Islamic and Jewish philosophies have blossomed side by side in a symbiosis that has produced some of the world's greatest thinkers and ideas. Lenn E. Goodman, focuses on a series of core issues common to the two intertwined philosophical traditions - freedom and determinism, the basis of ethical values, the relationship between faith and reason, the governance of God, the basis of friendship, and the meaning of history - to examine the rich and varied interactions of two traditions that have carried on a written conversation spanning the centuries."--Jacket
Ibn Ṭufayl's Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān : a philosophical tale by Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Malik Ibn Ṭufayl( Book )

27 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this classic of medieval Islamic philosophy, Ibn Tufayl tells of a child raised by a doe on an equatorial island who grows up to discover the world and his own place in it, unaided - but also unimpeded - by society, language or tradition. Hayy's encounters with nature, God, and man challenge the values of the culture in which the tale was written as well as those of contemporary society."--Back cover
Neoplatonism and Jewish thought by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judaism, human rights, and human values by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

12 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following on the heels of his critically acclaimed God of Abraham (Oxford, 1996), Lenn E. Goodman here focuses on rights, their grounding in the deserts of beings, and the dignity of persons. In an incisive contemporary dialogue between reason and revelation, Goodman argues for ethical standards and public policies that respect human rights and support the preservation of all beings: animals, plants, econiches, species, habitats, and the monuments of nature and culture
The book of theodicy : translation and commentary on the book of Job by Saʻadia ben Joseph( Book )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Violence and defense in the Jewish experience : papers prepared for a seminar on violence and defense in Jewish history and contemporary life, Tel Aviv University, August 18-September 4, 1974 by Yohanan Aharoni( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2001 in English and German and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God of Abraham by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on a wealth of traditional and philosophical material, mainly from Jewish sources, this treatise shows how human values illuminate the idea of God, which in turn sheds light on our value concerns
Love thy neighbor as thyself by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Lenn E. Goodman writes about the commandment to "love thy neighbor as thyself" from the standpoint of Judaism, a topic and perspective that have not often been joined before. Goodman addresses two big questions: What does that command ask of us? and What is its basis? Drawing extensively on Jewish sources, both biblical and rabbinic, he fleshes out the cultural context and historical shape taken on by this Levitical commandment. In so doing, he restores the richness of its material content to this core articulation of our moral obligations, which often threatens to sink into vacuity as a mere nostrum or rhetorical formula."
Monotheism : a philosophic inquiry into the foundations of theology and ethics by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's Politics today( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Aristotle's Politics Today, distinguished political philosophers representing a diversity of approaches examine the meaning, relevance, and implications of Aristotle's political thought for contemporary social and political theory. The contributors engage a broad range of topics, including Aristotle's views on constitutionalism, the extension of Aristotelian ideas to issues in international relations, the place of Aristotelian virtue in modern democratic politics, and Aristotle's conception of justice."--Jacket
Religious pluralism and values in the public sphere by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discusses tolerance and argues that we can respect one another and learn from one another's ways without either sharing them or relinquishing our own"-
Creation and evolution by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trenchantly laying out the evidence for natural selection and carefully following and underscoring the themes and theses of Genesis, L.E. Goodman traces the historical and conceptual backgrounds of today's evolution controversies, revealing the deep complementarities of religion and the life sciences. --From publisher description
Jewish themes in Spinoza's philosophy( Book )

11 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philosopher-king in medieval and Renaissance Jewish thought by Abraham Melamed( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maimonides and his heritage by Idit Dobbs-Weinstein( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume celebrates the depth and breadth of Jewish philosopher Moses Maimonides' (1138-1204) achievements. The essays gathered here explore the rich diversity of a heritage that extends over eight hundred years, beginning with Maimonides' historical context; ranging through his distinct contributions to philosophy, theology, medicine, and Jewish law; to the impact his ideas have had on later generations. His humane perspective and commitment to intellectual rigor are reflected in the wide range of his works and his active role as a spiritual guide and intellectual leader. Maimonides' intellectual openness makes his work an enduring model of creative synthesis and critical appropriation, as well as a continuing source of intellectual stimulation not only for the many specialist scholars who scrutinize his texts but also for a wide and lively audience of nonspecialists."--Jacket
Coming to mind : the soul and its body by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

10 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How should we speak of bodies and souls? In Coming to Mind, Lenn E. Goodman and D. Gregory Caramenico pick their way through the minefields of materialist reductionism to present the soul not as the brain's rival but as its partner. What acts, they argue, is what is real. The soul is not an ethereal wisp but a lively subject, emergent from the body but inadequately described in its terms. Rooted in some of the richest philosophical and intellectual traditions of Western and Eastern philosophy, psychology, literature, and the arts and the latest findings of cognitive psychology and brain scienc
 
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Avicenna
Alternative Names
Goodman, L.E.

Goodman, L.E. 1944-

Goodman, L. E. (Lenn Evan), 1944-

Goodman, Lenn

Goodman, Lenn E.

Goodman, Lenn E. 1944-

Goodman, Lenn E. (Lenn Evan), 1944-

Goodman, Lenn Evan

Lenn Evan Goodman American humanities scholar

Lenn Evan Goodman Amerikaans geesteswetenschapper

Lenn Evan Goodman US-amerikanischer Philosoph und Philosophiehistoriker

גודמאן, לן איון 1944-

גודמן, לן איון 1944-

Languages
English (246)

Italian (4)

Arabic (1)

German (1)

Covers
Islamic humanismOn justice : an essay in Jewish philosophyJewish and Islamic philosophy : crosspollinations in the classic ageIbn Ṭufayl's Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān : a philosophical taleNeoplatonism and Jewish thoughtJudaism, human rights, and human valuesThe book of theodicy : translation and commentary on the book of JobGod of Abraham