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Author McGinnis, Jon.

Title Avicenna / Jon McGinnis.

Imprint Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    181.5 MCGI    Available
Description xiv, 300 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Series Great medieval thinkers
Great medieval thinkers.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Avicenna's intellectual and historical milieu -- Logic and science -- Natural science -- Psychology I: Soul and the senses -- Psychology II: Intellect -- Metaphysics I: Theology -- Metaphysics II: Cosmology -- Value theory -- Medicine and the life sciences -- The Avicennan heritage.
Summary "Ibn Sina (980-1037), known as Avicenna in Latin, played a considerable role in the development of both Eastern and Western philosophy and science. His contributions to the fields of logic, natural science, psychology, metaphysics, theology, and even medicine were vast. His work was to have a significant impact on Thomas Aquinas, among others, who explicitly and frequently drew upon the ideas of his Muslim predecessor. Avicenna also affected the thinking of the great Islamic theologian al-Ghazali, who asserted that if one could show the incoherence of Avicenna's thought, then one would have demonstrated the incoherence of philosophy in general. But Avicenna's influence is not confined to the medieval period. His logic, natural philosophy, and metaphysics are still taught in the Islamic world as living philosophy, and many contemporary Catholic and evangelical Christian philosophers continue to encounter his ideas through Aquinas's work. Using a small handful of novel insights, Avicenna not only was able to address a host of issues that had troubled earlier philosophers in both the ancient Hellenistic and medieval Islamic worlds, but also fundamentally changed the direction of philosophy, in the Islamic East as well as in Jewish and Christian milieus"--Back cover.
Subject Avicenna, 980-1037.
Islamic philosophy -- History.
ISBN 0195331486 paperback alkaline paper
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