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Eitherby virtueof himselfor by virtueof his directingthosewho see theirwordstowardsthe achievementof the truthin this. " of scientificprogressis unfashionable 57. By imputingthis view to Gersonides (and,as shallbe seen, Maimonides)I do not meanto expresseitherapprovalor disapprovalof it. See furtherabove,note 1. 58. Startingout froma limitednumberof axioms,the numberof usefulandinteresting theoremswhich can be deducedmust be finite. If the variousbranchesof wisdom had reachedperfection,then what Maimonideswas presentingin the MishnehTorahwas not simply a report on the currentstatusof our understandingof the universe,but the absolute conductedresearchinto astronomyand even biology inductively,but his overallintellectual frameworkwas deductive.
Cf. also p. 55a on Lev. 20:6: "Someof the wise [ha-niaskilinz] speak... , R. ) 54. See the referencesto the "smallremnant"(yehidimha-seridinm), pp. Yuvaldiscussesthe author'sratherextremeelitism,pp. 298-299. 55. Cf. the studies listed above in n. 20. In my dissertation,pp. 76-110, I discusseda numberof texts, some discussedalso by Yuvaland some not, which show some contactwith philosophy. Note particularlyShalom b. ) was copied in 1473 by Jacobb. 57 mi-Neustadt,ed. ShelomohShpizer(Jerusalem,1977), p.
53;p. 3;p. 29; p. 54. 42. HadratQodesh,pp. 29b, 30a, 30b. Cf. the parallelpassageon the seven gradationsfrom Muelhausenquotedin Kaufman,Muelhausen,p. 186. 43. See HadratQodesh,p. 29a (cf. 6); p. 28b (cf. 42). 206 JOSEPH M. )44But overall,the cosmologyof SeferHadrat Qodeshdrawsfromno sourcemorethanfrommedievalphilosophy. Theworld,Simeonb. 46Simeon b. Samuel knows also that "the astronomers have proven"thatthe sphereof the fixed starsrevolvesin a cycle of 36,000 years. Thevegetativesoulreceivestheinfluenceof the starsthat of thesoulof ruleovertheplants....
AJS Review (The Journal of the Association for Jewish Studies), Vol 18, No. 2 1993 by Robert Chazan