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Title: Moses ibn Tibbons Kommentar zum Hohelied und sein poetologisch-philosophisches Programm: Synoptische Edition Ubersetzung und Analyse
Author: Fraisse, Otfried
Publisher: De Gruyter; Publication Date: 2004
Hardcover; ISBN: 9783110179002
Volumes: 1; Pages: ix, 636
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The commentary that Moses ibn Tibbon (approx. 1195--1275) wrote on the Song of Solomon serves in this book as an example of the interlacing between Judaic-Arabic philosophy and Judaism's traditional interpretation of hymns of praise. The authentic text is first established through philological manuscript analysis, a step that allows the true contour of Moses ibn Tibbon's philosophy to emerge. He sought to render an exoteric materialist reinterpretation of the esoteric-metaphysical philosophy of Maimonides. This attempt not only aimed at a democratization of knowledge in medieval Jewish society but also led Moses ibn Tibbon to a philosophy of language that based the cognitive act on the aesthetic experience of the reader.