Charles H. Manekin, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, held the Ellie and Herbert D. Katz Distinguished Fellowship at the Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies in Spring 2013. The 2012-2013 Fellows contributed to a new web exhibit titled 13th Century Entanglements: Judaism, Christianity & Islam, in which each Fellow presented a manuscript or printed work used in research during the year. Professor Manekin chose LJS 229, and his text from the exhibit follows.
Commentary on Averroes’ Middle Commentaries on the Isagoge of Porphyry, the Categories and De Interpretatione of Aristotle
It is hard to overestimate the importance of the first three books of the logical canon known as the Organon—the Isagoge (Introduction) of Porphyry of Tyre, and the Categories and the De Interpretatione of Aristotle—for medieval intellectual life. Already in late antiquity these books were an essential part of the medical…