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Avicenna's metaphysics in context

Author: Robert Wisnovsky
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©2003.
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Named Person: Avicenna; Avicenne; Avicenna; Avicenna
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wisnovsky
ISBN: 0801441781 9780801441783
OCLC Number: 51251595
Language Note: In English with an appendix in Arabic.
Description: viii, 305 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Aristotle / Perfection in the definitions of the soul and of change --
2. Alexander and Themistius / Attempts at reconciliation --
3. Proclus, Ammonius and Asclepius / The neoplatonic turn to causation --
4. Proclus, Ammonius and Asclepius / Neoplatonic perfection and Aristotelian soul --
5. Greek into Arabic / The Greco-Arabic translations and the early Arabic philosophers --
6. Avicenna on perfection and the soul / The issue of separability --
7. Essence and existence (A) / Materials from the Kalam and al-Farabi --
8. Essence and existence (B) / Shay'iyya or Sababiyya? --
9. Essence and existence (C) / The question of evolution --
10. Causal self-sufficiency vs. causal productivity --
11. Necessity and possibilty (A) / Materials from the Arabic Aristotle --
12. Necessity and possibility (B) / Materials from al-Farabi --
13. Necessity and possibility (C) / Materials from the Kalam --
14. Necessity and possibility (D) / The question of evolution --
Conclusion --
Appendix I : Tables of Greco-Arabic translation --
Appendix II : transcriptions of Lemmata from MS Uppsala Or. 364
Responsibility: Robert Wisnovsky.

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