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Interpreting Avicenna critical essays

Peter Adamson 1972-


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  • Title:
    Interpreting Avicenna critical essays
  • Author: Peter Adamson 1972-
  • Description: Contents; Acknowledgments; Notes on contributors; Introduction; Chapter 1 The life and times of Avicenna; I Avicenna's early career; II The pedagogical turn; III Rivalry and refutation; IV Avicenna's evolving view of Aristotelianism; V Turbulent times in Hamadhn; VI Final years of stability; VII Conclusion; Chapter 2 Avicenna's philosophical project*; I; II; III; IV; V; VI; VII; Chapter 3 Avicenna on the syllogism; I The syllogism as proper philosophical method; II Propositional conditions; III Propositions used in syllogisms; The absolute proposition; Necessity and possibility propositions
    Metaphysical applicationIV The syllogisms; V Post-avicennian logicians on the syllogism; VI Afterword; Appendix: a bibliographical guide to Avicennas logical works; Translations; Studies; Avicennas works on logic; Chapter 4 Avicennas natural philosophy; I The form of motion; II The continuum, limits and infinite divisibility; III Atoms, the continuity of magnitudes and the smallest motion; IV Natural minima, elemental change, and the smallest motion again; V Primary mixtures and the nature of the elements
    Chapter 5 Avicenna on medical practice, epistemology, and the physiology of the inner sensesI Medicine and philosophy; II Medical theory and practice; III Common sense and estimation: the faculties of the soul seated in the brain; IV Conclusions; Chapter 6 Avicenna's epistemological optimism; Chapter 7 Certitude, justification, and the principles of knowledge in Avicenna's epistemology; I The logical framework: conceptualization and assent; II The epistemic classification of the principles of syllogisms; III Primary propositions and propositions with innate syllogisms (mathematicals)
    IV Sensible and empirical propositionsV Testimony, authority, and consensus: Avicennian social epistemology; VI Self-awareness, introspection, and certitude; VIII Conclusion; Chapter 8 Avicenna's metaphysics; Chapter 9 From the necessary existent to God; I Avicenna's strategy; II The attributes; Uniqueness; Simplicity; Ineffability; Intellection; Goodness; III Conclusion; Chapter 10 Avicenna's Islamic reception; I Introduction: Abduh and the Avicennian tradition; II The Ishrt's mysterious success; III Avicenna's philosophy and Avicennian philosophy; IV Uses of the Shif; V Setting the agenda
    VI Ad fontesVII Back to Abduh; Chapter 11 The reception of Avicenna in Jewish cultures, East and West; I Avicenna amongst arabophone Jews; II Avicenna amongst Hebrew-writing Jews; III Conclusion; Chapter 12 The reception of Avicenna in Latin medieval culture; I Status quaestionis; An uneven level of research; Lacunae in individual areas; In search of a synopsis; II Agenda; Different types of quotations; Translation and reception; Avicenna and Aristotle; Avicenna and al-Ghazl; Avicenna and Averroes; III Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
    This volume examines many aspects of the philosophy of Avicenna, the greatest philosopher of the Islamic world.
  • Publication Date: c2013
  • Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (314 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-107-23267-8;ISBN 1-107-35695-4;ISBN 1-316-50535-9;ISBN 1-107-34733-5;ISBN 1-107-34858-7;ISBN 1-139-04789-2;ISBN 1-107-34483-2;ISBN 1-107-34108-6;ISBN 1-107-34358-5
  • Subjects: Avicenna, 980-1037; Muslim philosophers -- Biography -- Early works to 1800; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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