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Chance and determinism in Avicenna and Averroes

Author: Catarina C M de M Belo
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007.
Series: Islamic philosophy, theology, and science, v. 69.
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Examines the question as to whether medieval Muslim philosophers Avicenna (Arabic Ibn Sina 980-1037) and Averroes (Arabic Ibn Rushd 1126-1198) are determinists. With a focus on physics and metaphysics, this book also studies their views on chance events in nature, as well as matter, in particular prime matter, and divine providence.
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Belo, Catarina C.M. de M. (Catarina Carriço Marques de Moura), 1974-
Chance and determinism in Avicenna and Averroes.
Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2007
(DLC) 2006051267
Named Person: Avicenna; Averroës; Avicenna; Averroës; Averroës; Avicenna
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Catarina C M de M Belo
ISBN: 9789047419150 9047419154
OCLC Number: 646789716
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Oxford, 2004.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 252 pages).
Contents: Note on Transliteration --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Chapter One. Avicenna on chance --
Chapter Two. Avicenna on matter --
Chapter Three. Avicenna on celestial causation and providence --
Chapter Four. Averroes on chance --
Chapter Five. Averroes on matter and necessity --
Chapter Six. Averroes on celestial causation and providence --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
General Index --
Index of Main Passages.
Series Title: Islamic philosophy, theology, and science, v. 69.
Responsibility: by Catarina Belo.

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