Language Between God and the Poets: Ma‘Na in the Eleventh Century

University of California Press (2018)

Abstract
In the Arabic eleventh-century, scholars were intensely preoccupied with the way that language generated truth and beauty. Their work in poetics, logic, theology, and lexicography defined the intellectual space between God and the poets. In _Language Between God and the Poets_, Alexander Key argues that ar-Raghib al-Isfahani, Ibn Furak, Ibn Sina, and Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani shared a conceptual vocabulary based around the words _ma?na _and _haqiqah_. They used this vocabulary to build theories of language, mind, and reality that answered perennial questions: how to structure language and reference, how to describe God, how to construct logical arguments, and how to explain poetic affect.
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