By Dimitri Gutas
This can be the second one, revised and up to date, variation of this foundational paintings introducing a examining of Avicenna's philosophical works that's in line with his purpose and goal in philosophy. Its usefulness is greater with a brand new appendix supplying a severe stock of Avicenna's genuine works that comes with and updates Mahdavi
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Chapter 16 [Epilogue:] The Occasiona of this Treatise 1.
6 These are the ways in which, according to later Aristotelian tradition, philosophical knowledge in published books could be Withheld from those unworthy to receive it. , to expound the real doctrine of the Peripatetics hiding behind these subterfuges. 3. 7 But God is our resort, with Him is the Power and the Might! Text 5. Epilogue of the “Lesser” Destination (State of the Human Soul) (GM 3) This treatise is the counterpart of The Provenance and Destination with regard to Avicenna’s theory of the soul.
Also the remarks by Lüling 506n7. 2 “Capitals:” the Arabic term used (ummahāt al-qurā, “mother of cities” = metropolis) is Qurʾānic, where it refers to Mecca (Q 6:92 and 42:7; cf. Lüling 500 and note 25). The 23 12 24 chapter one Nearby is a village named Afšana, and there my father married my mother and took up his permanent residence. 2. I was born there,3 as was my younger brother, and later we moved to Buḫārā. 4 3. 5 He had heard from them the account about the soul and the intellect in the way in which they tell it and present it,b and so had my brother.