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Position: Emeritus Director of ResearchCenter for the History of of Arabic and Medieval Science and Philosophy, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Center for Scientific Research)
Centre d'histoire des sciences et des philosophies arabes et médéivales (Center for the History of of Arabic and Medieval Science and Philosophy)
Bâtiment Condorcet / Building Condorcet
10 rue A. Domont et L. Duquet
Teaches (T) and/or researches (R) in:
2. History of the Jewish People: R
12: Medieval: R
4. Jewish Thought and Philosophy: TR
Medieval Philosophy: TR
35: Modern Philosophy: R
6. Literature (other than Biblical and Rabbinic): TR
Medieval (including scientific, poetry, Genizah studies): TR
Early modern (including scientific, poetry): TR
Gad FREUDENTHAL was born in Jerusalem in 1944. He studied at the Hebrew University – first mathematics and physics, later also history and philosophy of science. He left Israel in the mid-1970s and settled in France, where he obtained his PhD.
In 1982 he was recruited to the CNRS, where he researched notably the history of medieval science and philosophy in Jewish cultures, highlighting their relationships to the majority cultures (Muslim and Christian).