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.
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