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The poetics of Alfarabi and Avicenna

Author: Salim Kemal
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1991.
Series: Islamic philosophy, theology, and science, v. 9.
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This book is an important and original study of medieval Arabic theories of poetics. It examines the commentaries on Aristotle's Poetics by Alfarabi and Avicenna, placing them fully in the context of the Arabic development of Aristotle's logical theory. In this the author breaks new ground, showing how the philosophers justified the logical and moral power of poetics discourse. Its concern for philosophical issues  Read more...
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Kemal, Salim.
Poetics of Alfarabi and Avicenna.
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1991
(OCoLC)551601178
Online version:
Kemal, Salim.
Poetics of Alfarabi and Avicenna.
Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1991
(OCoLC)607852737
Named Person: Aristotle.; Avicenna; Fārābī; Farābī; Muhammad b Muhammad - Crítica e interpretación Al-Farabi; Aristóteles / Poética.; Avicena - Crítica e interpretación.; Aristote.; Avicenne; Fārābī; Aristóteles.; Muhammad b Muhammad Al-Farabi; Avicena; Avicenna; Fārābī.; Aristoteles; Avicenna; Abū-Naṣr Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- Farābī; Aristote (0384-0322 av. J.-C.).; Muḥammad ibn Muḥammad Abū Naṣr al- Farābī; Avicenne; Avicenna.; Abū-Naṣr Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- Farābī; Aristoteles.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Salim Kemal
ISBN: 9004093710 9789004093713
OCLC Number: 22910110
Description: vi, 283 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction ----
Part I. Al-Farabi, logic, and poetry. 1. Arabic grammar and Greek logic ---
2. Logic and poetry ----
Part II. Avicennaʹs commentary on Aristotle poetics. 3. From poetic imagination to poetic syllogism ---
4. Poetics and society.
Series Title: Islamic philosophy, theology, and science, v. 9.
Responsibility: by Salim Kemal.

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