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Philosophers’ Congress Hears Paper on Middle Age Jewish Philosophy

September 17, 1926
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(Jewish Daily Bulletin.)

The problem of creation in Jewish. Christian and Moslem philosophies was presented in the section on medieval philosophy at the Sixth International Congress of Philosophy which is in session here this week.

Professor Etienne Gilson of the Sorhorme treated the Arabic and scholastic phase, Prof. T. de Beer of Holland treated the Moslem aspect. and Professor Harry A. Wolfson of Harvard discussed the Jewish angle. His subject was “The Problem of Creation in Medieval Jewish Philosophy.”

In Wolfson’s paper differed from these of the other scholars in that he devoted himself not only to an historical exposition, but he also brought the problems into vitual relationship with modern thought and demonstrated how the various hypotheses advanced in the Middle Ages it explain the process### emanation have reappeared in m###ames under the new terms of “witalism” and “emergence.”

Professor Wolfson’s paper was thoroughly discussed and highly praised for its originality and lucidity.

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