Avicenna and his Heritage

Acts of the International Colloquium Leuven ; Louvain-la-Neuve ( September 8-September 11, 1999)

Jules Janssens (Editor), Daniël De Smet (Editor),

Series: Ancient and Medieval Philosophy - Series 1 28

Category: Philosophy

Language: English

ISBN: 9789058672094

Publication date: May 22, 2002

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Number of pages: 353

Size: 240 x 160 x mm

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Ibn Sînæ, known in the West as Avicenna, may be considered to be a major figure of the history of Arabo-Islamic philosophy, medicine and science. His influence was substantial and enduring, not only in the Islamic world, but also in medieval Christian-Latin and Jewish circles. This volume includes contributions of eminent scholars in very different fields of Avicenna’s thought and influence. New insights are offered inter alia on the different ways of reception of his philosophy in the Islamic East or, more specifically, in Isma’ili thought, or in the great Shi’ite Iranian thinker, i.e., Mullæ ?adræ; on a recently -thus far unknown- treatise on ethics; on the phenomenon of pseudepigraphica related to Avicenna; on several innovative ideas in Avicenna’s logic, physics, metaphysics and zoology; on the difficult issue of hendyades in the Avicenna Latinus; on Albert the Great’s probable knowledge of Avicenna’s Preface to the latter’s opus magnum; on William of Auvergne’s and Duns Scotus’ critical use of Avicennian ideas in several aspects of their philosophy; on the significance of Avicenna for such particular doctrines as that of relation in Henry of Ghent or of evil in Thomas of Aquinas; on Avicenna’s direct or indirect influence on medieval Jewish philosophy, and, more particularly, on Maimonides; on the place of Avicenna’s medical Qænºn in the Arabo-Islamic tradition and on the way it was dealt with in medieval Europe. Herewith, a serious basis is laid for a better understanding of Avicenna’s thought and its spread.

Daniel De Smet
Avicenne et l’ismaélisme post-fatimide

Bekir Karliga
Un nouveau traité d’éthique d’Ibn Sina inconnu jusqu’à nos jours

Gotthard Strohmaier
Avicenne et le phénomène des écrits pseudépigraphiques

Miguel Cruz Hernández
El concepto de Metafísica de Avicenna

Miklos Maróth
Stylistics in Ibn Sina’s Philosophy

Ahmad Hasnawi
La Physique du Sifa: aperçus sur sa structure et son contenu

Dimitri Gutas
The heritage of Avicenna: The Golden Age of Arabic Philosophy, 1000-ca. 1350

Cécile Bonmariage
L’intellection comme identification. Mulla Sadra vs. Avicenne

Jules Janssens
L’Avicenne latin: particularités d’une traduction

Amos Bertolacci
Albert the Great and the Preface of Avicenna’s Kitab al-Sifa

Roland Teske
William of Auvergne’s Debt to Avicenna

Carlos Steel
Avicenna and Thomas Aquinas on Evil

Jos Decorte
Avicenna’s Ontology of Relation: a Source of Inspiration to Henry of Ghent

Jean-Michel Counet
Avicenne et son influence sur la pensée de Jean Duns Scot

Thérèse-Anne Druart
Avicenna’s Influence on Duns Scotus’ Proof for the Existence of God in the Lectura

Mauro Zonta
Avicenna in Medieval Jewish Philosophy

Idit Dobbs-Weinstein
Maimonides’ Retinence toward Ibn Sina

Floreal Sanagustin
Le Canon de la Médecine d’Avicenne: texte de rupture épistémologique?

Danielle Jacquart
Lectures universitaires du Canon d’Avicenne

Remke Kruk
Ibn Sina On Animals: between de First Teacher and the Physician

Jules Janssens

Daniël De Smet

Daniël De Smet est Directeur de Recherche au CNRS (Villejuif). Ses recherches concernent la transmission et l'influence de la philosophie tardo-antique dans l'islam, ainsi que le chiisme ismaélien.

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