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Delmedigo, Elijah Cretensis ben Moses Abba
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(1460, Candia, Crete – 1497, Candia, Crete). A rationalist philosopher, who influenced Renaissance culture by his translations into Latin of numerous works by Averroes, including his commentary on Plato's Republic and his questions relating to Aristotle's Logic. Delmedigo was the head of the talmudic academy in Padua, and later joined the circle of Platonist humanists in Florence. He was one of the teachers of G. Pico della Mirandola and travelled several times from Crete to Italy. His best-known philosophical work is Bechinat ha-Dat (“Examination of Religion,”…

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Dan, Joseph, “Delmedigo, Elijah Cretensis ben Moses Abba”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03513>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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