Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation

2014.11.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shams C. Inati, Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation, Columbia
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2014.11.08 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Shams C. Inati, Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics: An Analysis and Annotated Translation, Columbia University Press, 2014, 218pp., $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780231166164. Reviewed by Jules Janssens, De Wulf-Mansion Centre, KU Leuven Ibn Sīnā (ca. 980-1037), known in the West as Avicenna, is one of the major figures of the history of philosophy. He wrote several encyclopedic philosophical works, most famous among which was his opus magnum al-Shifā', The Book of Healing. But he wrote also several minor encyclopedic philosophical works. One of these is al-Ishārāt wa-l-Tanbīhāt, which is generally considered to be a later works, and therefore an expression of his mature thought. It is a work that Ibn Sīnā addressed to his disciples as a kind of workbook. Instead of developing fully articulated arguments, he mainly offers 'suggestions' by which he invites his disciples to establish in a. . .

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