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Jon McGinnis


The aim of the present work is threefold. One, it intends to place the thought of Avicenna within its proper historical context, whether the philosophical-scientific tradition inherited from the Greeks or the indigenous influences coming from the medieval Islamic world. Thus, in addition to a substantive introductory chapter on the Greek and Arabic sources and influences to which Avicenna was heir, the historical and philosophical context central to Avicenna’s own thought is provided in order to assess and appreciate his achievement in the specific fields treated in that chapter. Two, the pres ... More

Keywords: Avicenna, Ibn Sīnā, Islamic philosophy, Arabic philosophy, medieval philosophy, history of philosophy, medieval science, history of science

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780195331479
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.001.0001


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Jon McGinnis, author
University of Missouri, St. Louis
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