Friday, March 27, 2009

Who is Maimonides?

Do any of you know? I'm reading a book about this person. I'll answer this question next week, but am curious how many readers may already know. Anyone who uses Google is cheating and will be forced to buy Ron Angle's latest book, "Am I Great or What?"

15 comments:

lighthouse said...

I am "perplexed" but admit to cheating, so I guess I'll have to buy the book.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Now you have to buy Ron's book. He's on his way over to autograph it for you, too.

A.J.C. said...

Angle stole that title from me...

Anonymous said...

On the honor system, I am recalling this from memory (not Wikipedia), I believe he was a Jewish philosopher / theologian who lived in Andalucia during the time when it was occupied by the Moors. He was emblematic of the advancements in knowledge that occured during that period. Keep in mind that this was hundreds of years prior to the Rennaisance. I lived in Spain for a while and learned that during the Moorish period: Christians, Jews and Muslims lived peaceably and created a culture known for its openes to new ideas.

Anonymous said...

just another example of the demise of 'classical education'.

Carol said...

Bernie, I just had an appt. with Dr. Mark Sherrid at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital in NY, brilliant, caring doctor, he had a printing of Maimonides on the wall in his office, he is a specialist in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a genetic cardiac disease, mine and my youngest son, ironic that I read your blog regarding the same individual. Carol Cuono

Anonymous said...

a woman! don't see many of them around here. LVR guys, put on some pants and hide your 50-gallon drum of cheese curls.

An Exorcist said...

Bernie,

You are really starting to scare me.

You quote Nietschze and now you are reading Maimonides.

Are you thinking about joining a seminary? Do you have our reading list?

If not, let me know. I can recommend some other philosophers that have spoken a lot regarding politics and their place in society.

Peace be with you, ~~Alex

P.S. - Plato stinks!

Anonymous said...

I believe Bernie would make an ideal Jesuit. I remembering him confessing to being infected already. Not sure if celibacy is a deal-breaker though.

Bernie O'Hare said...

Carol,

We miss you on Northampton County Council! It was very nice to hear from you.

dick nepon said...

Are you referring to the famous Jewish thinker? The one who defined types of charity? If memory serves, he was at the end of the golden age for Jews in Spain, first name Moses. A true renaissance man.

Anonymous said...

I already read Angle's book. It is a great how-to on conning the elderly widows out of their farms and stealing social security checks. I can see how he made a lot of money.

Mr. Johnson

Bernie O'Hare said...

Thank you, Mr. Long.

Joe Hilliard said...

Well, I had to cheat (I hate not knowing something!) Though I have read Nietsche. (per Exorcist's comment)

Some great quotes from my Google search:

"Consequently he who wishes to attain to human perfection, must therefore first study Logic, next the various branches of Mathematics in their proper order, then Physics, and lastly Metaphysics."

"He, however, who begins with Metaphysics, will not only become confused in matters of religion, but will fall into complete infidelity."

"The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision."

Anonymous said...

I am assuming that Maimonides was a Jewish man, possibly a doctor as my mother was in the Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn, NY in 1990. It'll be interesting to hear what you have to say