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The Opinions That Produce The Aporias In The Wars Of The Lord

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The Wars of the Lord Gersonides pursues solutions to theological and philosophical questions that had troubled his predecessors and for which, he believes, the "truth" had eluded all of them. In the preliminary remark to his commentary on Ecclesiastes Gersonides shows that he is quite aware of the universal nature of the dialectic method for Aristotle. He notes that Aristotle recommended applying the method to expositions of scientific subjects as well - to "demonstrative questions" and not only to questions of political philosophy, which, in his reading, is the subject of Ecclesiastes. In matters of political philosophy, notes Gersonides, the dialectical method is the only possible way to conduct an inquiry. He supplements and explains this from the Topics: generally accepted premises "are those such that one may find explanations based on them for one thing and its contrary, as explained in the Topics"; hence they create an aporia.

Keywords: aporia; Aristotle; lord gersonides; political philosophy



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