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Avicenna's metaphysics in context

Author: Robert Wisnovsky
Publisher: Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©2003.
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Wisnovsky, Robert, 1964-
Avicenna's metaphysics in context.
Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002041521
(OCoLC)51251595
Named Person: Avicenna; Avicenna; Avicenna.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Wisnovsky
ISBN: 9781501711527 1501711520
OCLC Number: 1037272910
Language Note: In English with an appendix in Arabic.
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 305 pages)
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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