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|Named Person:||Avicenna; Avicenna; Avicenna; Avicenna.|
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|ISBN:||9780195331479 0195331478 9780195331486 0195331486|
|Description:||xiv, 300 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.|
|Contents:||Avicenna's intellectual and historical milieu --
Logic and science --
Natural science --
Psychology I: Soul and the senses --
Psychology II: Intellect --
Metaphysics I: Theology --
Metaphysics II: Cosmology --
Value theory --
Medicine and the life sciences --
The Avicennan heritage.
|Series Title:||Great medieval thinkers.|
Despite Avicenna's important place in the history of ideas, there has been no single volume that both recognizes the complete range of his intellectual activity and provides a rigorous analysis of his philosophical thinking. This book fills that need. In Avicenna Jon McGinnis provides a general introduction to the thinker's intellectual system and offers a careful philosophical analysis of major aspects of his work in clear prose that will be accessible to students as well as to specialists in Islamic studies, philosophy, and the history of science."--Pub. desc.
In sum, McGinnis' Avicenna is a boon to those interested in becoming acquainted with this rich, complex, and challenging thinker. It is a worthy addition to the 'Great Medieval Thinkers' series.