Ibn S?n? (Avicenna): A Very Short Introduction
 
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ISBN13:9780192846983
ISBN10:0192846981
Binding:Paperback
No. of pages:128 pages
Size:174x110x9 mm
Weight:64 g
Language:English
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Ibn S?n? (Avicenna): A Very Short Introduction

 
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In this book, Peter Adamson introduces the most important philosopher of the Islamic world, Ibn S?n?. After describing the historical context in which he lived, what we know of the man, and his surviving works, Adamson discusses the different areas of Ibn S?n?'s thought.

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Very Short Introductions: Brilliant, Sharp, Inspiring

This book provides an introduction to the most important philosopher of the Islamic world, Ibn S?n?, often known in English by his Latinized name Avicenna. After introducing the man and his works, with an overview of the historical context in which he lived, the book devotes chapters to the different areas of Ibn S?n?'s thought. Among the topics covered are his innovations in logic, his theory of the human soul and its powers, the relation between his medical writings and his philosophy, and his metaphysics of existence. Particular attention is given to two famous arguments: his flying man thought experiment and the so-called ?demonstration of the truthful,? a proof for the existence of God as the Necessary Existent. A distinctive feature of the book is its attention to the relationship between Ibn S?n? and Islamic rational theology (kal?m): in which we see how Ibn S?n? responded to this tradition in many areas of his thought. A final chapter looks at Ibn S?n?'s legacy in both the Islamic world and in Latin Christendom. Here Adamson focuses on the critical responses to Ibn S?n? in subsequent generations by such figures as al-Ghaz?l?, al-Suhraward?, and Fakhr al-D?n al-R?z?.

ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

A distinctive feature of the book is its attention to the relationship between Ibn S?n? and Islamic rational theology (kal?m): in which we see how Ibn S?n? responded to this tradition in many areas of his thought.
Table of Contents:
Life works
Logic epistemology
Human person
Physics
God and world
Legacy