Download Avicenna (Arabic Thought and Culture) by L E Goodman PDF

By L E Goodman

the philosophers within the West, none, probably, is healthier recognized through identify and not more widespread in real content material of his rules than the medieval Muslim thinker, health practitioner, minister and naturalist Abu Ali Ibn Sina, recognized because the days of the scholastics as Avicenna. during this booklet the writer, himself a thinker, and lengthy recognized for his reviews of Arabic notion, provides a real account of Avicenna's philosophy. environment the philosopher within the context of his usually turbulent occasions and tracing the roots and impacts of Avicenna's principles, this publication deals a actual philosophical portrait. It info Avicenna's account of being as a synthesis among the possible irreconcilable extremes of Aristotelian eternalism and the creationism of monotheistic scripture. It examines Avicenna's specific thought of information, his principles approximately immortality and individuality, together with the recognized "floating guy argument", his contributions to common sense, and his probing suggestions on rhetoric and poetics.

Show description

Read or Download Avicenna (Arabic Thought and Culture) PDF

Similar religious & spiritual eastern philosophy books

Buddhist Phenomenology: A Philosophical Investigation of Yogacara Buddhism and the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun (Routledge Critical Studies in Buddhism)

A richly advanced learn of the Yogacara culture of Buddhism, divided into 5 components: the 1st on Buddhism and phenomenology, the second one at the 4 easy types of Indian Buddhist notion, the 3rd on karma, meditation and epistemology, the fourth at the Trimsika and its translations, and eventually the 5th at the Ch'eng Wei-shih Lun and Yogacara in China.

History Russian Philosophy V2

First released in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

There's a turning out to be acceptance that philosophy isn't really certain to the West, that it did not commence basically with the classical Greeks, and that Greek philosophy was once encouraged by means of close to jap traditions. but even this present day there's a common assumption that what got here ahead of the Greeks was once "before philosophy. " In Philosophy ahead of the Greeks, Marc Van De Mieroop, an acclaimed historian of the traditional close to East, offers a groundbreaking argument that, for 3 millennia earlier than the Greeks, one close to japanese humans had a wealthy and complicated culture of philosophy totally useful of the identify.

Buddhism: A Contemporary Philosophical Investigation (Investigating Philosophy of Religion)

Buddhism, in its various types and all through its lengthy historical past, has had a profound impression on Asian cultures and the lives of numerous members. lately, it has additionally attracted nice curiosity between humans in different components of the area, together with philosophers. Buddhist traditions frequently take care of rules and issues which are important to philosophy.

Additional resources for Avicenna (Arabic Thought and Culture)

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.19 of 5 – based on 26 votes