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By Andreas Lammer

This research is the 1st complete research of the actual conception of the Islamic thinker Avicenna (d. 1037). It seeks to appreciate his contribution opposed to the advancements in the previous Greek and Arabic highbrow milieus, and to understand his philosophy as such by way of emphasising his independence as a serious and systematic philosopher. Exploring Avicenna’s approach to "teaching and learning," it investigates the results of his account of the usual physique as a three-dimensionally prolonged composite of subject and shape, and examines his perspectives on nature as a precept of movement and his research of its relation to soul. furthermore, it demonstrates how Avicenna defends the Aristotelian perception of position opposed to the strident feedback of his predecessors, between different issues, by means of disproving the lifestyles of void and house. eventually, it sheds new gentle on Avicenna’s account of the essence and the lifestyles of time. For the 1st time bearing in mind the full variety of Avicenna’s significant writings, this examine fills a spot in our realizing either one of the historical past of traditional philosophy commonly and of the philosophy of Avicenna particularly.

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