Hillel ben Samuel

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Hillel ben Samuel (* around 1220 , † around 1295 ) and Hillel of Verona or Hillel of Forlì called, was one during the late 13th century in Italy acting physician and philosophizing theologian . He dealt critically with the averroistic views of his time, advocating secular education in the Maimonides dispute , but at the same time fought (like the contemporary scholastics , whose works he partly knew and also translated) averroism as a threat to religion.

His book tagmule ha-nefesch (“Retribution of the Soul”) is available for example. Partly under the direct influence of writings of Dominicus Gundissalinus and criticized above all the Averroistic doctrine of the active intellect.

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