Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation

Cambridge University Press (2014)

Abstract
_Al-Isharat wal-Tanbihat_ is one of the most mature and comprehensive philosophical works by Ibn Sina. Grounded in an exploration of logic and happiness, the text illuminates the divine, the human being, and the nature of things through a wide-ranging discussion of topics. The sections of _Physics and Metaphysics_ deal with the nature of bodies and souls as well as existence, creation, and knowledge. Especially important are Ibn Sina's views of God's knowledge of particulars, which generated much controversy in medieval Islamic and Christian philosophical and theological circles and provoked a strong rejection by eleventh-century philosopher al-Ghazali. This book provides the first annotated English translation of _Physics and Metaphysics_ and edits the original Arabic text on which the translation is based. It begins with a detailed analysis of the text, followed by a translation of the three classes or groups of ideas in the Physics and the four in the Metaphysics (On Existence and Its Causes, Creation Ex Nihilo and Immediate Creation, On Ends, on Their Principles, and on the Arrangement [of Existence], and Onion. _The Metaphysics_ closes with a significant discussion of the concepts of providence, good, and evil, which Ibn Sina uses to introduce a theodicy. Researchers, faculty, and students in philosophy, theology, religion, and intellectual history will find in this work a useful and necessary source for understanding Ibn Sina's philosophical thought and, more generally, the medieval Islamic and Christian study of nature, the world beyond, psychology, God, and the concept of evil
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 9780231537421
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: 47,149
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

Ibn Sīnā, Remarks and Admonitions. Part One : Logic.Shams C. Inati - 1987 - Tijdschrift Voor Filosofie 49 (3):508-509.
Khajah Nasir Al-Din Tusi on the Meta-Mysticism of Ibn Sina.Morteza Aghatehrani - 2000 - Dissertation, State University of New York at Binghamton
Ibn Sina (Avicena): O intelecto e a cura da Alma.Miguel Attie Filho - 2007 - Veritas – Revista de Filosofia da Pucrs 52 (3):47-54.
An Annotated Bibliography on Ibn Sīnā: First Supplement (1990-1994).Jules L. Janssens - 1999 - Fédération Internationale des Instituts d'études Médiévales.
Divine Simplicity.Mohammad Saeedimehr - 2007 - Topoi 26 (2):191-199.
Oriental Wisdom.M. Pour - unknown - Kheradnameh Sadra Quarterly 28.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2015-10-28

Total views
1 ( #1,392,748 of 2,289,429 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
1 ( #840,769 of 2,289,429 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

My notes

Sign in to use this feature