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Books of Definition in Islamic Philosophy
Routledge | Decemb
er 30, 2002 | ISBN-10: 0700717234 | 224 pages | File type: PDF | 2.95 mb
The first section of this book surveys the development of Islamic philosophy though an examination of the definitions for substance, cause and matter. These important philosophical terms were defined by each new generation of philosophers. The definitions show an awareness of Greek philosophy, but also take metaphysical thought into an Islamic matrix. In the second section the author translates Ibn Sina’s Kitab al-hudud (Book of Definition) and puts the tenth-century philosopher in his proper geopolitical sphere. Questions of Ibn Sina’ connection with the East as well as medieval scholastic philosophy are considered.