By David Colum Reisman
This quantity comprises the lawsuits of the 1st assembly of the Avicenna learn workforce. all the papers offers the newest examine conclusions in its respective subject. those conclusions contain new insights into Avicenna's revision of Aristotle and Plotinus, particular parts of his theories of psychology and metaphysics, his highbrow interplay with the theologians of his interval, the ancient and social context within which Avicenna labored, the reception of his idea between Syriac-writing authors, between later Ishraqi philosophers, and in Shi'ite peripatetic philosophy. those insights diversity from new interpretations of his extant corpus, to forcing theories at the elements contributing to his philosophical techniques. in lots of circumstances, those papers current hitherto unexamined textual proof that are supposed to give a contribution significantly to a brand new technique in Avicenna reviews, and Arabic-Islamic philosophy more often than not.
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217. 24 17 §pe‹ oÔn tå kaloÊmena g°nh kayÒlou ka‹ édia¤reta (oÈ går ¶sti lÒgow aÈt«n), stoixe›a tå g°nh l°gous¤ tinew, ka‹ mçllon µ tØn diaforån ˜ti kayÒlou mçllon tÚ g°now. Greek text as in Aristotle’s Metaphysics, A Revised Text with Introduction and Commentary, ed. D. Ross (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1924); English translation in The Complete Works of Aristotle, The Revised Oxford Translation, ed. J. Barnes, vol. 2 (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984). 18 wa-li-anna llatì tusammá a[nàsan hiya kullìyàtun wa-là tanqasimu wa-≈àlika li-anna laysa lahà kalimatun qàla ba'∂u n-nàsi inna l-a[nàsa us†uqussàtun wa-innahà ak∆aru fì lus†uqussìyati li-anna l-[insa ak∆aru kullìyatan.
Sebti, “Shar˙ Kitàb Óarf al-làm li al-shaykh ar-Ra"ìs Ibn Sina, Traduction, annotation et présentation,” unpublished thesis, Paris, École Pratique des Hautes Études, 1992. ) Sebti (1, nn. 2, 5; 5, n. 22) points out that the translation of the Metaphysics used by Avicenna in this work is that by Us†à∆. 10 Y. Michot, Ibn Sînâ, Lettre au vizir Abû Sa'd, Editio princeps d’après le manuscrit de Bursa, traduction de l’arabe, introduction, notes et lexique, Sagesses musulmanes, 4 (Beirut: Les Éditions Al-Bouraq, 2000).
We can now turn to the analysis of Texts 1–2. The tables provided in the following sections report, in three parallel columns (from left to right): Avicenna’s text, the corresponding passages in Aristotle’s Metaphysics and their translation in Us†à∆’s Arabic version of the Metaphysics. 1–4 Text 1 belongs to the fourth chapter of the sixth treatise of the Ilàhìyàt. The sixth treatise of the Ilàhìyàt deals with the doctrine of causality. Avicenna takes into account, one after the other, the four Kirmànì, Présentation, traduction critique et lexique arabe-français de la Mubà˙atha III,” Le Muséon 110 (1997), 170: “ipséité”); Risàla fì l-'Ahd (“Treatise on the Pact”), ed.