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Classical Arabic philosophy : an anthology of sources

Author: Jon McGinnis; David C Reisman
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Company, ©2007.
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This is an introduction to the major classical Arabic philosophers through substantial selections from the key works in each of the fields - including logic, philosophy of science, natural philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, and politics - to which they made significant contributions.
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Classical Arabic philosophy.
Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., ©2007
(OCoLC)653039020
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jon McGinnis; David C Reisman
ISBN: 9780872208711 0872208710 9780872208728 0872208729 1603840338 9781603840330
OCLC Number: 123969024
Language Note: Translated from the Arabic.
Notes: Includes glossary.
Description: xxxi, 427 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Falsafa and the arabic translation movement --
The intellectual world of the ancient and medieval mediterranean --
The physical theory and cosmology of islamic speculative theology (kalām) --
Al-Kindī: The explanation of the proximate efficient cause for generation and corruption --
On the intellect --
On divine unity and the finitude of the world's body --
The one true and complete agent and the incomplete metaphorical "agent" --
On the means of dispelling sorrows --
Ar-Rāzī: The philosopher's way of life --
On the five eternals --
Selections from doubts against Galen --
Al-Fārābī --
The eisagōgē; the introduction --
Selections from Book of demonstration --
On the intellect --
The aims of Aristotle's Metaphysics --
The principles of existing things --
Directing attention to the way to happiness. Baghdad peripatetics: Abū Bishr Mattá: selections from Abū Bishr Mattá's Commentary on Aristotle's Physics, ii 7/9 --
Yaḥyá ibn ʻĀdī: Selection from establishing the nature of the possible --
Abū Sulaymān as-Sijistānī: selection from on the proper perfection of the human species --
Ibn Sīnān --
The Cure, "Book of demonstration," i.9, On induction and methodic experience and what makes it necessary --
The Cure, "Book of demonstration," iii.5 --
The Cure, "Physics," i.2, enumerating the principles of physics by postulate and thesis --
Selections on atomism from the Cure, "Physics" --
Selections on "inclination" (mayl) and projectile motion --
Selections on psychology from the cure, "the soul" --
The Salvation, "Metaphysics," i.12 --
The Salvation, "Metaphysics," ii.1/5 --
The Salvation, "Metaphysics," ii.12/13 --
The Salvation, "Metaphysics," ii.18/19 --
The Cure, "Metaphysics," iv.2, on governance --
Al-Ghazālī: Concerning that on which true demonstration is based --
The Incoherence of the philosophers, "the first discussion," on refuting their claim of the world's eternity --
On power --
Ibn Bajjá: Selection from commentary on Aristotle's "Physics" --
Conjunction of the intellect with man --
Ibn Ṭufayl: Selections from Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān --
Ibn Rushd: Selections from the Incoherence of the Incoherence, "first discussion" --
The decisive treatise --
Commentary on Metaphysics, zeta 9 --
Selections from the long commentary on the soul --
Commentary on Metaphysics, delta 7 --
As-Suhrawardī: Selections from the philosophy of illumination.
Responsibility: translated with introduction, notes, and glossary by Jon McGinnis and David C. Reisman.
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