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By Elvira Wakelnig

This quantity offers the 1st whole variation of Oxford, MS Marsh 539, a hitherto unpublished philosophy reader compiled anonymously within the japanese Islamic international within the 11th century. The compilation comprises texts on metaphysics, body structure and ethics, delivering excerpts from Arabic types of Greek philosophical works (Aristotle, Plotinus, Galen) and works by means of Arabic authors (Qusta ibn Luqa, Farabi, Miskawayh). It preserves fragments of Greek-Arabic translations misplaced this present day, together with Galen's by myself reviews, the Summa Alexandrinorum, and Themistius on Aristotle's publication Lambda. The philosophy reader offers a special perception into philosophical task of where and time of the well known thinker Miskawayh, displaying us which goes had entered the mainstream and have been vital for philosophers to understand. Elvira Wakelnig's quantity encompasses a new facing-page English translation and a wealthy remark which identifies the resource texts and examines the historic and philosophical context of every passage.

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