Before and After Avicenna: Proceedings of the First Conference of the Avicenna Study Group

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BRILL, Jan 1, 2003 - Social Science - 302 pages
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This volume contains the proceedings of the first meeting of the Avicenna Study Group. Each of the papers presents the most recent research conclusions in its respective topic. These conclusions include new insights into Avicenna's revision of Aristotle and Plotinus, specific areas of his theories of psychology and metaphysics, his intellectual interaction with the theologians of his period, the historical and social context in which Avicenna worked, the reception of his thought among Syriac-writing authors, among later Ishraqi philosophers, and in Shi'ite peripatetic philosophy. These insights range from new interpretations of his extant corpus, to compelling theories on the factors contributing to his philosophical innovations. In many cases, these papers present hitherto unexamined textual evidence that will contribute greatly to a new methodology in Avicenna studies, and Arabic-Islamic philosophy in general.
  

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Contents

Problematic
3
Some Texts of Aristotles Metaphysics in the Ilahiyat
25
Towards a History of Avicennas Distinction
49
Plotinus and Avicenna
69
A Study of the Historical
91
Rocks in the Heavens? The Encounter between
127
Medical Theory and Scientific Method in the Age
145
Bodies Souls and Resurrection in Avicennas
163
Fahr adDfn arRazis Critique of Ibn Smas Argument
199
The TwelverSif Reception of Avicenna in
219
Process Metaphysics in Islam?
233
Note on the Contributors
283
Index of Avicennas Works
297
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About the author (2003)

David C. Reisman, Ph.D. (2001) in Arabic-Islamic Studies, Yale University, is Assistant Professor of Arabic-Islamic Thought at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of The Making of the Avicennan Tradition (Brill, 2002).