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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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Click here to sign up. Robert Holcot John T. What links our specific concept of humanness with the humanness of the individual is something neither conceptual nor concrete: The first concerns to what extent, if at all, Avicenna’s deity can be said to act freely.

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The final three chapters are not inconsequential but clearly seem to be the least important to the book—indeed, excepting the introduction they are the shortest in the volume. McGinnis shows how Avicenna argues against and replaces those theories with his own.

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His general research interest is in the history of natural philosophy done within the Aristotelian tradition, with a particular focus on the medieval Arabic-speaking world. Help Center Find new research papers in: In collaboration with David C. We hope to show that Avicenna can account for divine freedom and that, at least in the case of prophets and sages, humans too are capable of free action.

The issue is actually much more profound: We know precious little about the reception of Avicenna’s natural philosophy in the post-Avicennan Muslim East and even less about the reception of physics more generally in this milieu. Avicenna in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy.

Request removal from index. Medicine and the Life Sciences The second concerns to what extent, if at all, humans within Avicenna’s philosophical system can be said to act freely. The first concerns to what extent, if at all, Avicenna’s deity can be said to act freely Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive?


Despite Avicenna’s important place in the history of ideas, there has been no single volume that both recognizes the complete range of his intellectual activity and provides a rigorous analysis of his philosophical thinking. As is characteristic of each major chapter in his book, McGinnis introduces primary texts from Avicenna to inform his presentation, and generally he follows up with an interpretation of the text.

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

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The paper emphasizes Philoponus’ creativity, especially in his reconciliation of Plato’s and Aristotle’s temporal theories or at least one possible interpretation of Aristotle’s account of time. Other books in this series. For Every Time there is a Season: A failure to note this difference leads Dennis Cornish and Richard Sorabji mistakenly to com-plain Description Ibn Sina – Avicenna in Latin – played a considerable role in the development of both eastern and western philosophy and science.

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