Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes, on Intellect: Their Cosmologies, Theories of the Active Intellect, and Theories of Human Intellect

Philosophical Review 106 (3):482 (1997)

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Richard Taylor
Marquette University
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After a very brief introduction, Davidson begins with an informed and detailed account of the views of Aristotle and his major commentators, whose writings had enormous influence on the development of the medieval traditions. Davidson's account is supplemented with a critical exposition of the relevant teachings from the Plotiniana Arabica, from al-Kindi, and from a treatise on the soul attributed to Porphyry in the Arabic tradition. Impressive as all this is, it is simply stage setting for Davidson's detailed accounts of the doctrines and arguments of al-Farabi, Avicenna, and Averroes.
Keywords Analytic Philosophy  Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.2307/2998415
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