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  1. Jari Kaukua (2011). The Physics of the Healing , Books I-Iv (Review). Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (2):245-246.
    Avicenna's physics has been the object of relatively scant scholarly attention in comparison to his psychology and metaphysics. This is deplorable, for as Jon McGinnis points out in the introduction to the present volume, Avicenna's physical investigations both illuminate and deal in detail with a number of topics of crucial importance for both psychology and metaphysics. Furthermore, the scholarly consensus on Avicenna's originality and singular importance for the subsequent Arabic and Latin traditions in the two disciplines is equally true in (...)
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    Jari Kaukua (forthcoming). Avicenna on Negative Judgement. Topoi:1-10.
    Avicenna’s logical theory of negative judgement can be seen as a systematic development of the insights Aristotle had laid out in the De interpretatione. However, in order to grasp the full extent of his theory one must extend the examination from the logical works to the metaphysical and psychological bases of negative judgement. Avicenna himself often refrains from the explicit treatment of the connections between logic and metaphysics or psychology, or treats them in a rather oblique fashion. Time and again (...)
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    Jari Kaukua & Vili Lähteenmäki (2008). Subjectivity as a Non-Textual Standard of Interpretation in the History of Philosophical Psychology. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 38:41-47.
    Contemporary caution of anachronism in intellectual history on the one hand, and currently momentous theoretical emphasis on subjectivity on the other, are two prevailing circumstances that set puzzling constraints for studies in the history of philosophical psychology. Together these circumstances call for heightened awareness of our own interpretive presuppositions as historians: the former urges against assuming ideas, motives, and concepts that may be alien in the historical intellectual setting under study and the latter suggests caution in relying on our intuitions (...)
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    Vili Lähteenmäki & Jari Kaukua (2014). On the Historiography of Subjectivity. Vivarium 52 (3-4):187-195.
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    Jari Kaukua (2014). A Closed Book: Opacity of the Human Self in Mullā Ṣadrā. Vivarium 52 (3-4):241-260.
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    Jari Kaukua & Vili Lähteenmäki (2010). Subjectivity as a Non-Textual Standard of Interpretation in the History of Philosophical Psychology. History & Theory 48 (1):21-37.
    Contemporary caution against anachronism in intellectual history, and the currently momentous theoretical emphasis on subjectivity in the philosophy of mind, are two prevailing conditions that set puzzling constraints for studies in the history of philosophical psychology. The former urges against assuming ideas, motives, and concepts that are alien to the historical intellectual setting under study, and combined with the latter suggests caution in relying on our intuitions regarding subjectivity due to the historically contingent characterizations it has attained in contemporary philosophy (...)
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    Jari Kaukua (2013). The Triumph of Mercy: Philosophy and Scripture in Mullā Ṣadrā By Mohammed Rustom. [REVIEW] Journal of Islamic Studies 24 (3):363-366.
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    Jari Kaukua (2011). Ibrahim Kalin , Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy: Mullâ Sadrâ on Existence, Intellect, and Intuition . Reviewed By. Philosophy in Review 31 (5):359-361.
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  9. Jari Kaukua & Vili Lähteenmäki (2010). Subjectivity as a Non-Textual Standard of Interpretation in the History of Philosophical Psychology. History and Theory 49 (1):21-37.
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  10. Jari Kaukua (2015). Self-Awareness in Islamic Philosophy: Avicenna and Beyond. Cambridge University Press.
    This important book investigates the emergence and development of a distinct concept of self-awareness in post-classical, pre-modern Islamic philosophy. Jari Kaukua presents the first extended analysis of Avicenna's arguments on self-awareness - including the flying man, the argument from the unity of experience, the argument against reflection models of self-awareness and the argument from personal identity - arguing that all these arguments hinge on a clearly definable concept of self-awareness as pure first-personality. He substantiates his interpretation with an analysis of (...)
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  11. Jari Kaukua (2014). Self-Awareness in Islamic Philosophy: Avicenna and Beyond. Cambridge University Press.
    This important book investigates the emergence and development of a distinct concept of self-awareness in post-classical, pre-modern Islamic philosophy. Jari Kaukua presents the first extended analysis of Avicenna's arguments on self-awareness - including the flying man, the argument from the unity of experience, the argument against reflection models of self-awareness and the argument from personal identity - arguing that all these arguments hinge on a clearly definable concept of self-awareness as pure first-personality. He substantiates his interpretation with an analysis of (...)
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