When I heard what the subject chosen for me tonight was, namely, ‘The concept
of Jewish philosophy in the sixteenth century’, I was at first not a little
worried. Were there any Jewish philosophers in the sixteenth century, and if so,
did they produce a Jewish philosophy? I must admit that for me and other historians
of Philosophy, the Kabbalah or Jewish Mysticism does not qualify as
philosophy and therefore would have to be excluded from my talk.