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Cosman on Maimonides On Asthma

…Maimonides’s treatise On Asthma. Inspired by Greek texts, it was written in Arabic in the 12th century by a Jewish physician for an Islamic patron, and translated to the Western world in Latin by Christian scholars. Thanks to its remarkable … Continue reading

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Natural Rights and the Medieval Church

Various times over the past few years, I’ve heard it claimed that the idea of human rights arose from Christianity, but never from what you might call an unbiased source, and never with any details. So I was interested to … Continue reading

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