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    Avicenna (Routledge Reference) (Hardback) By (author) Lenn Evan Goodman

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    Descriptionthe philosophers in the West, none, perhaps, is better known by name and less familiar in actual content of his ideas than the medieval Muslim philosopher, physician, minister and naturalist Abu Ali Ibn Sina, known since the days of the scholastics as Avicenna. In this book the author, himself a philosopher, and long known for his studies of Arabic thought, presents a factual account of Avicenna's philosophy. Setting the thinker in the context of his often turbulent times and tracing the roots and influences of Avicenna's ideas, this book offers a factual philosophical portrait. It details Avicenna's account of being as a synthesis between the seemingly irreconcilable extremes of Aristotelian eternalism and the creationism of monotheistic scripture. It examines Avicenna's distinctive theory of knowledge, his ideas about immortality and individuality, including the famous "floating man argument", his contributions to logic, and his probing thoughts on rhetoric and poetics.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Lenn Evan Goodman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 272
    Width: 144 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 422 g
    ISBN 13: 9780415019293
    ISBN 10: 041501929X

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3F, 3H
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HPDF
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15280
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    B&T Approval Code: A10203000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: PHI003000, HIS002000, PHI012000
    BIC subject category V2: 3H, 3F
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 181.5, 181/.5
    DC20: 181.5
    LC classification: 91040142, B751.Z7 G66 1992
    Thema V1.0: QDHC, JBSR
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
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    Publication date
    17 November 1992
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    Review quote
    "Goodman's splendid new book should be welcomed by all historians of philosophy as the best detailed introduction to the thought of the eminent Islamic philosopher Avicenna . . . . Especially fine is Goodman's lucid account of Avicenna's synthesis of the metaphysics of necessity and of contingency."-"Choice