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Goodman, Lenn Evan 1944-

Works: 86 works in 415 publications in 4 languages and 21,723 library holdings
Genres: Conference papers and proceedings  History  Commentaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: BM545, 181.3
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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 802 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 613 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
The guide of the perplexed by Moses Maimonides( Book )

19 editions published between 1975 and 1997 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses Maimonides, known by the acronym "Rambam," was unquestionably the foremost intellectual figure of medieval Judaism. Born in Cordova, Spain, forced at an early age to conceal his faith, he emigrated to Morocco and then Palestine before settling in Egypt, where financial necessity compelled him to study medicine and where he eventually became personal physician to Saladin. Although his medical skills were renowned and his writings in this field were widely studied throughout the Western world in the following centuries, Maimonides' primary interest was theology. He devoted ten years to preparing Mishnah Torah and fifteen years to The Guide to the Perplexed - the first written in Hebrew, the second in Arabic. These studies of Jewish law were first considered radical in their efforts to reconcile religious and scientific thought, but later became pillars of traditional Jewish faith. Dr. Lenn Goodman has prepared new translations from these works, arranging the extensive excerpts by topic to focus on Maimonides' principal contributions to philosophy. These are accompanied by commentary and analysis, clarifying the complexities of his thought and providing the historical and religious background required by the modern lay reader. The introduction details Rambam's life and evaluates his role in history and theology. The study of Maimonides is essential to the understanding of Judaism and Western culture. Rambam makes his writings accessible to those who cannot work from the original texts, and meaningful to those who have not had extensive previous exposure to medieval theology
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 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ibn Ṭufayl's Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān : a philosophical tale by Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Malik Ibn Ṭufayl( Book )

28 editions published between 1972 and 2009 in English and Arabic and held by 485 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
Jewish and Islamic philosophy : crosspollinations in the classic age by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

14 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 483 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
Neoplatonism and Jewish thought by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 392 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 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Immersed in the Jewish and philosophical sources, Goodman's argument ranges from the fetus in the womb to the modern nation state, from the problems of pornography and tobacco advertising to the rights of parents and children, individuals and communities, the powerful and powerless - the most ancient and the most immediate problems of human life and moral responsibility
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 366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God of Abraham by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This cogently argued and richly illustrated book rejects the dichotomy between the God of Abraham and the God of the philosophers to argue that the two are one. In God of Abraham, one of our leading philosophers of religion shows how human values can illuminate our idea of God and how themonotheistic idea of God in turn illuminates our moral, social, cultural, aesthetic, and even ritual understanding. Throughout Goodman draws on a wealth of traditional, philosophical, historical, and anthropological materials, and particularly on a wide range of Jewish sources. He demonstrates howan adequate
Love thy neighbor as thyself by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Goodman argues against the notion that we have this obligation simply because God demands it - a position that too readily makes ethics seem arbitrary, relativistic, dogmatic, authoritarian, contingent, or just unpalatable. Rather he proposes that we learn much about how we ought to think about God from what we know about morals. He shows that natural reasoning and appeals to scripture, tradition, and revelation reinforce one another in ethical deliberation. For Goodman, ethics and theology are not worlds apart connected only by a kind of narrow one-way passage; the two realms of discourse can and should inform each other."
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 306 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"-
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 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aristotle's Politics today( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"According to Aristotle, man's essential sociality implies a distinctive conception of politics, one in which all political associations exist for the sake of the moral perfection of human beings. This stands in sharp contrast with the modem view of politics that man is not "by nature" political; rather, man chooses to create political associations for the sake of securing the protection of his life and property. Many political theorists have begun to express doubts about this modern view, calling for a return to Aristotle's vision of a politics that is deeply moral
Creation and evolution by Lenn Evan Goodman( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 283 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 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 206 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
The case of the animals versus man before the King of the Jinn : a translation from the Epistles of the brethren of purity by Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a new English translation of a classic of medieval Islamic learning, which illuminates the intellectual debates of its age and speaks vividly to the concerns of our own. It is the most famous work of the Brethren of Purity, a tenth-century esoteric fraternity based in Basra and Baghdad. In this rich allegorical fable the exploited and oppressed animals pursue a case against humanity. They are granted the gift of speech and presented as subjects with views and interests of their own. Over the course of the hearing they rebuke and criticise human weakness, deny man's superiority, and make powerful demands for greater justice and respect for animals. This sophisticated moral allegory combines elements of satire with a thought-provoking thesis on animal welfare. Goodman and McGregory accompany their translation with an introduction and annotations that explore the rich historical and cultural context to the work
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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-

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Islamic humanismOn justice : an essay in Jewish philosophyIbn Ṭufayl's Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān : a philosophical taleJewish and Islamic philosophy : crosspollinations in the classic ageNeoplatonism and Jewish thoughtJudaism, human rights, and human valuesGod of AbrahamLove thy neighbor as thyself