Avicenna and the Aristotelian Tradition: Introduction to by Dimitri Gutas

By Dimitri Gutas

This is often the second one, revised and up-to-date, version of this foundational paintings introducing a studying of Avicenna's philosophical works that's in line with his purpose and goal in philosophy. Its usefulness is superior with a brand new appendix delivering a serious stock of Avicenna's actual works that comes with and updates Mahdavi

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6. “Composed:” reading wa-tarkībaha for the transmitted tartībaha. 3A and note 71. l The correct text for this sentence is given by the oldest manuscript of the Autobiography, Üniversite 4755 (B in Gohlman’s apparatus): aṯbattu mā fīhā min al-muqqaddimāt alqiyāsiyya wa-tartībahā wa-mā ʿasāhā tuntiju (cf. 1–2). 1 is intended as an editorial addition). For tartībahā I read tarkībahā; see the preceding note. ” This partial reading of texts in metaphysics would include, at the very least, Alpha elatton 1–2 and Lambda 6–10 from Aristotle’s Metaphysics, parts of the Theology of Aristotle, and Themistius’s paraphrase of Lambda, all texts contained in the Cairo MS Ḥikma 6M, which preserves copies of texts found in Avicenna’s private library (cf.

31 Introduction 1. c This treatise of mine contains the fruits of two great sciences, one of which is characterized by being about metaphysical, and the other physical, a In his introduction, Nūrānī says that he based his “edition” on the Istanbul MS Ahmet III, 3227, dated 580H, with due consideration of other manuscripts. His text, however, has no apparatus criticus, and furthermore, according to Mahdavī, it is MS Ahmet III, 3268 (and not 3227) that is dated 580H. The text of the introduction, finally, as given by both Mahdavī and Nūrānī, except for a single variant (below, note h), is verbatim identical.

So I bought it and it turned out to be Abū-Naṣr al-Fārābī’s book On the Purposes of the Metaphysics. ” ẓahr see Gacek Manuscript Tradition 96. ” 23 This formulation reflects and conflates two of the six canonical definitions of philosophy in Alexandrian Aristotelianism. Philosophy is the knowledge of the real nature of things and the imitation of God to the extent of human ability. See Gutas Wisdom Literature 225– 227 and 333–335. 3. 28 18 29 chapter one purposes of that book were disclosed to me because I had learned it by heart.

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