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Al-Kindī

Author: Peter Adamson; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007.
Series: Great medieval thinkers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Part of the 'Great Medieval Thinkers' series, this book focuses on an Islamic philosopher, Al-Kindī. It surveys what is known of his life, examines his thought on a range of topics, and considers the relationship of his work to his Greek sources.
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Adamson, Peter, 1972-
Al-Kindī.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2007
(DLC) 2006046401
(OCoLC)123796038
Named Person: Kindī; Kindī; Ja'kûb Ibn-Ishâk al Kindī
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Adamson; Oxford University Press.
OCLC Number: 253802338
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 272 pages).
Contents: 1. Life, works, and influence --
2. Falsafa : sources and structure --
3. Metaphysics : oneness and being --
4. Eternity : infinite creator and finite world --
5. Psychology : soul, intellect, and knowledge --
6. Ethics : Socratic, stoic, platonic --
7. Science : mathematics and methodology --
8. The heavens : prediction and providence.
Series Title: Great medieval thinkers.
Other Titles: Kindī
Responsibility: Peter Adamson.

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Part of the "Great Medieval Thinkers" series, this book focuses on an Islamic philosopher. It offers an introduction to the thought of the philosopher, Al-Kindi (died roughly 870 AD). It surveys what  Read more...

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