By Andreas Lammer
This learn is the 1st entire research of the actual conception of the Islamic thinker Avicenna (d. 1037). It seeks to appreciate his contribution opposed to the advancements in the previous Greek and Arabic highbrow milieus, and to understand his philosophy as such through emphasising his independence as a severe and systematic philosopher. Exploring Avicenna’s approach to "teaching and learning," it investigates the results of his account of the traditional physique as a three-dimensionally prolonged composite of subject and shape, and examines his perspectives on nature as a precept of movement and his research of its relation to soul. additionally, it demonstrates how Avicenna defends the Aristotelian notion of position opposed to the strident feedback of his predecessors, between different issues, by means of disproving the lifestyles of void and area. eventually, it sheds new gentle on Avicenna’s account of the essence and the life of time. For the 1st time taking into consideration the total variety of Avicenna’s significant writings, this learn fills a spot in our knowing either one of the historical past of typical philosophy quite often and of the philosophy of Avicenna particularly.
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