By Mor Segev

Aristotle is a serious critic of conventional faith, believing it to be fake, but he additionally holds that conventional faith and its associations are valuable if any urban, together with the appropriate urban he describes within the Politics, is to exist and flourish. This booklet presents, for the 1st time, a coherent account of the socio-political position which Aristotle attributes to conventional faith regardless of his rejection of its content material. Mor Segev argues that Aristotle thinks conventional faith is politically important since it prepares the floor for what he considers the head of human activity: reaching the data of first philosophy, whose items are genuine beings priceless of being referred to as gods. constructing this interpretation, Segev is going directly to study Aristotle's references to the myths of conventional Greek faith, and to evaluate his impact on medieval Jewish and Christian theology and philosophy of religion.

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