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The Resource Interpreting Avicenna - Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam : Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Avicenna Study Group

Interpreting Avicenna - Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam : Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Avicenna Study Group

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Interpreting Avicenna - Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam : Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Avicenna Study Group
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Interpreting Avicenna - Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam
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Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Avicenna Study Group
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eng
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This volume provides twelve essays on various aspects of Avicenna's philosophical and scientific contributions, approaching these topics from philological, historical and philosohical methodologies. The work is conceptually divided into four sections: (1) methodology, (2) natural philosophy and the exact sciences, (3) theology and metaphysics and (4) Avicenna's heritage. The First section provides considerations for distinguishing genuine from pseudo Avicennan works. The second section deals with topics encountered in Avicenna's physics, psychology, mathematics and medical theories. The third section treats issues ranging from the theological sources for Avicenna's proof for the existence of God and God's knowledge of particulars to the place of puzzles in Avicenna's Metaphysics as well as the relation of form and matter in Avicenna's thought. The final section considers Avicenna's historical influence on later thinkers such as al-Ghazali as well as his subsequent influence in Persia
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McGinnis, Jon
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  • 181.5
  • 181/.5
Index
no index present
LC call number
B751.Z7 A925 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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Reisman, David C
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  • Avicenna
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Philosophy, Medieval
  • Islam and science
  • Avicenna
  • Islam and science
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Philosophy, Medieval
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Interpreting Avicenna - Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam : Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Avicenna Study Group
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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mixed
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Note on the Transliteration of Arabic and Persian -- Introduction -- Chapter One. The Pseudo-Avicennan Corpus, I: Methodological Considerations (David C. Reisman (University of Illinois, Chicago)) -- Chapter Two. Ibn Sīnā on Chance in the Physics of aš-šifā' (Catarina Belo (University of Oxford)) -- Chapter Three. On the Moment of Substantial Change: A Vexed Question in the History of Ideas (Jon McGinnis (University of Missouri, St. Louis))
  • Chapter Eight. Reconsidering Avicenna's Position on God's Knowledge of Particulars (Rahim Acar (Marmara University)) -- Chapter Eleven. The Three Properties of Prophethood in Certain Works of Avicenna and al-ġazālī (M. Afifi al-Akiti (University of Oxford)) -- Bibliography -- Index -- Index of Names -- Index of Arabic Words
  • Chapter Four. Intellect, Soul and Body in Ibn Sīnā: Systematic Synthesis and Development of the Aristotelian, Neoplatonic and Galenic Theories (Robert E. Hall (Queen's University, Belfast)) -- Chapter Five. Non-Discursive Thought in Avicenna's Commentary on the Theology of Aristotle (Peter Adamson (King's College, London)) -- Chapter Six. The Conception of the Angle in the Works of Ibn Sīnā and aš-širāzī (Irina Luther (Russian Academy of Sciences)) -- Chapter Seven. Avicenna's Argument for the Existence of God: Was He Really Influenced by the Mutakallimūn? (Ömer Mahir Alper (Istanbul University))
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181839323
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unknown
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1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280859670
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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remote
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(OCoLC)181839323
Label
Interpreting Avicenna - Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam : Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Avicenna Study Group
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Note on the Transliteration of Arabic and Persian -- Introduction -- Chapter One. The Pseudo-Avicennan Corpus, I: Methodological Considerations (David C. Reisman (University of Illinois, Chicago)) -- Chapter Two. Ibn Sīnā on Chance in the Physics of aš-šifā' (Catarina Belo (University of Oxford)) -- Chapter Three. On the Moment of Substantial Change: A Vexed Question in the History of Ideas (Jon McGinnis (University of Missouri, St. Louis))
  • Chapter Eight. Reconsidering Avicenna's Position on God's Knowledge of Particulars (Rahim Acar (Marmara University)) -- Chapter Eleven. The Three Properties of Prophethood in Certain Works of Avicenna and al-ġazālī (M. Afifi al-Akiti (University of Oxford)) -- Bibliography -- Index -- Index of Names -- Index of Arabic Words
  • Chapter Four. Intellect, Soul and Body in Ibn Sīnā: Systematic Synthesis and Development of the Aristotelian, Neoplatonic and Galenic Theories (Robert E. Hall (Queen's University, Belfast)) -- Chapter Five. Non-Discursive Thought in Avicenna's Commentary on the Theology of Aristotle (Peter Adamson (King's College, London)) -- Chapter Six. The Conception of the Angle in the Works of Ibn Sīnā and aš-širāzī (Irina Luther (Russian Academy of Sciences)) -- Chapter Seven. Avicenna's Argument for the Existence of God: Was He Really Influenced by the Mutakallimūn? (Ömer Mahir Alper (Istanbul University))
Control code
181839323
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (262 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280859670
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)181839323

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