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Daniel D. De Haan
Oxford University
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In this study, I expound Avicenna's doctrine of truth as it is presented in his Metaphysics of the Healing. My aim is to establish two theses. First, that Avicenna has a rich and systematic metaphysical doctrine of truth that is worked out within the epistemological, ontological, aitiological, and theological investigations of the Ilāhiyyāt. Second, that his doctrine of truth draws upon the accounts of truth he found in his predecessors, and that he amplifies these accounts in light of his own innovative account of the first principles of metaphysics, which he articulates at the outset of his Ilāhiyyāt. I show that these first principles, along with Avicenna's...
Keywords Avicenna  medieval philosophy  truth  metaphysics  Islamic philosophy  Aristotle  Aristotelian  Arabic philosophy  philosophical theology  truthmakers
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DOI 10.1353/hph.2018.0001
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