Parens on Strauss's Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy -
Joshua Parens : Leo Strauss and the Recovery of Medieval Political Philosophy. Rochester Studies in Medieval Political Thought. (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 191.)
3 My translation borrows from the translations of Eve Adler (PLA 75) and Fred Baumann (PLB 54).
4 In addition to the Commentary on the Mishnah and the Mishneh Torah, Maimonides wrote many medical treatises and responsa for Jews throughout the Islamic empire. He was also a practicing doctor and court physician, which required considerable travel.
5 See Parens 19, noting that Aristotle says little about religion and less about law (although he discusses regimes at length).
6 Of course, Alfarabi warns that experience can be sound or unsound. See Summary of Plato's “Laws” 3:7–9, in Mahdi, Muhsin, “The Editio Princeps of Fārābī’s Compendium Legum Platonis,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies20 (1961): 1–24.
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