Interpreting Avicenna: Critical Essays

2014.03.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Adamson (ed.), Interpreting Avicenna: Critical Essays, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 300pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN
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2014.03.27 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Peter Adamson (ed.), Interpreting Avicenna: Critical Essays, Cambridge University Press, 2013, 300pp., $99.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780521190732. Reviewed by Thérèse-Anne Druart, The Catholic University of America Books giving an overview of the whole of Avicenna’s works are few and far between. In 2010 Jon McGinnis offered such an overview in the Oxford University Press series “Great Medieval Thinkers.” The aim of the book edited by Peter Adamson is quite different and so does not reduplicate it in any way. McGinnis gives a philosophical and fairly systematic presentation of Avicenna’s views and arguments that also includes a section on medicine and another on the Avicennan heritage. Though following a similar outline, Adamson asked the contributors to focus on cutting-edge research and more specific issues inside particular fields, such as logic, metaphysics, etc. The point was not. . .

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