The Doctrine of the Analogy of Being in Avicenna’s Metaphysics of the Healing

Review of Metaphysics 69 (2):261-286 (2015)

Authors
Daniel D. De Haan
Oxford University
Abstract
This essay expounds Avicenna’s doctrine of the analogy of being and examine the function it plays in his Metaphysics of the Healing. In the first part addresses the question: What is Avicenna’s doctrine of the analogy of being? The essay begins by situating Avicenna’s doctrine of the analogy of being within the epistemological framework of his account of metaphysics as an Aristotelian science. It then explicates Avicenna’s own presentation of analogy within his account of names of univocity, analogy, resemblance, and equivocity, and elucidates his division of absolute and relational analogies. The second part probes the question: Is Avicenna’s doctrine of the analogy of being consistent with his account of the subject of metaphysics as being qua being? This part shows why Avicenna rejects that being is univocal and presents two ways for interpreting consistently his doctrine of the analogical character of being qua being
Keywords Avicenna  Aristotelian metaphysics  Analogy of being  metaphysics  transcendentals  subject of metaphysics  Aristotle  Thomism  Thomas Aquinas  Duns Scotus
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 0034-6632
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 44,419
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

The Physics of the Healing , Books I-IV (Review). [REVIEW]Jari Kaukua - 2011 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 49 (2):245-246.
Avicenna and Tusi on the Contradiction and Conversion of the Absolute.Tony Street - 2000 - History and Philosophy of Logic 21 (1):45-56.
The Subject and Principles of Metaphysics in Avicenna and Aquinas.Nathan Poage - 2012 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 86:231-243.
Thomas Aquinas, Siger of Brabant, and Their Use of Avicenna in Clarifying the Subject of Metaphysics.John F. Wippel - 1999 - The Proceedings of the Twentieth World Congress of Philosophy 1999:15-26.
The Role of Focus in Aquinas’s Doctrine of Analogy.Antonio Donato - 2003 - Proceedings of the American Catholic Philosophical Association 77:289-301.
The Question of Being Between Avicenna and Heidegger.Nader Mohammad M. El-Bizri - 1999 - Dissertation, New School for Social Research

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-02-08

Total views
47 ( #180,566 of 2,272,221 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
9 ( #109,904 of 2,272,221 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature