Jon McGinnis–Photo by August Jenneweing/UMSL Theories examines Aristotle’s and the Muslim Aristotelian Avicenna’s conceptions of time. Interpreting Avicenna: Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam: Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Avicenna Study McGinnis (ed.). Jon McGinnis is Professor of classical and medieval philosophy at the University of Missouri, Avicenna’s Metaphysics in Contextby Robert Wisnovskymore.

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Avicenna and Tusi on the Contradiction and Conversion of the Absolute. No keywords specified fix it. Avicenna’s Intellectual and Historical Milieu ; 2. The last major section of the book is in Chapters 5 and 6, which take up issues in metaphysics. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with avixenna 50 million reviews. Old Complexes and New Possibilities: The Eternity of the World: Avicenna in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy.

It is a worthy addition to the ‘Great Medieval Thinkers’ series. Despite Avicenna’s important place in the history of ideas, however, there is no single volume that both does justice to the complete range of his intellectual activity and provides a rigorous analysis of the philosophical content of his thought.

Avicenna and the Problem of Universals. The issue is actually much more profound: If it does, then how should one classify the motion of the whole cosmos? Roger Bacon Thomas S. All in all, Jon thinks that life is pretty good, but better with a cup of coffee. Ibn Sinaknown as Avicenna in Latin, played a considerable role in the development of both Eastern and Western philosophy and science.


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Avicenna’s natural philosophy more. In this study, we look at two interpretive puzzles associated with the thought of Avicenna that are still of intrinsic philosophical interest today.

In collaboration with David C. AristotlePhilosophy of Timeand Aristotle’s Physics. But Avicenna’s influence mvginnis not confined to the medieval period. He also has done work on medieval Islamic conceptions of science and modal theories as well.


In this study, I argue that the primary vehicle for A failure to note this difference qvicenna Dennis Cornish and Richard Sorabji mistakenly to com-plain The study of nature in the medieval Arabic-speaking world mcginnks characterized by two currents that usually fl owed in parallel, while occasionally crossing over and feeding one another: He is also on the executive council of the Society for Medieval and Patristic Philosophy.

The originality of John Philoponus’ temporal theory has been underestimated. Briefly, Avicenna believed that the natures or essences shared by objects have both a mental and concrete aspect. Logic and Science 3. From the Publisher via CrossRef no proxy jis.

Academic Skip to main content. Book ratings by Goodreads. Slotemaker and Jeffrey C. A Penetrating Question in the History of Ideas: Help Center Find new research papers in: It is surprising, then, that few monographs devoted to his systematic philosophy exist: Tony Street – – History and Philosophy of Logic 21 1: Briefly, Avicenna denies that the cosmos has a place, and so claims that it moves not with respect to place, but with respect to position.


Making Abstraction Less Abstract: His contributions to the fields of logic, natural science, psychology, metaphysics and theology and even medicine are difficult to overstate. He has also given public lectures on Islam and the legal status of woman and children within Islam at the request of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges.

Catarina Belo – – Brill. The second concerns to what extent, if at all, humans within Avicenna’s philosophical system can be said to act freely. To this end, the paper sketches both Plato’s and later Neoplatonic interpretations of Avicdnna and suggests an interpretation of Aristotle’s accounts of time, which is at odds with the Platonic and Neoplatonic view of time. Remember me on this computer.