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Interpreting Avicenna : Critical Essays

Adamson, Peter

2013

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  • Title:
    Interpreting Avicenna : Critical Essays
  • Author: Adamson, Peter
  • Description: This volume examines many aspects of the philosophy of Avicenna, the greatest philosopher of the Islamic world..
    Intro -- 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 application -- IV 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 senses -- I 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 propositions -- V 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 fontes -- VII 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 -- .
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Publisher: New York: Cambridge University Press
  • Identifier: E-ISBN: 9781107347335 ; ISBN: 9780521190732
  • Subjects: Avicenna, -- 980-1037 ; Muslim philosophers -- Biography -- Early works to 1800
  • Language: English
  • Source: Ebook Central Perpetual and DDA titles (ProQuest)

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