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Author Goodman, L. E.

Title Avicenna.

Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (254 pages)
Series Arabic Thought and Culture
Arabic thought and culture.
Contents Cover; AVICENNA; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; List of abbreviations; 1 LIFE, TIMES, WRITINGS; 1 Setting the Scene; 2 Ibn Sīnā's Youth and Education; 3 Wanderjahre; 4 The Years at Isfahān; 2 METAPHYSICS; 1 Contingency and Necessity; 2 Ibn Sīnā's Synthesis; 3 Criticism and Response; 3 IDEAS AND IMMORTALITY; 1 The Possibility of Knowledge; 2 The Substance of the Soul; 3 The Substrate of Immortality; 4 LOGIC, PERSUASION, AND POETRY; 1 Avicenna's Propositional Logic; 2 Avicenna on the Art of Persuasion; 3 Avicenna's Poetics; Index.
Summary The philosophers in the West, none, perhaps, is better known by name and less familiar in actual content of his ideas than the medieval Muslim philosopher, physician, minister and naturalist Abu Ali Ibn Sina, known since the days of the scholastics as Avicenna. In this book the author, himself a philosopher, and long known for his studies of Arabic thought, presents a factual account of Avicenna's philosophy. Setting the thinker in the context of his often turbulent times and tracing the roots and influences of Avicenna's ideas, this book offers a factual philosophical portrait. It details.
Subject Avicenna, 980-1037.
ISBN 9780203026625