Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes on Intellect : Their Cosmologies, Theories of Active Intellect, and Theories of Human Intellect.Publisher: Cary : Oxford University Press, Incorporated, 1992Copyright date: ©1992Description: 1 online resource (374 pages)Content type:
- online resource
- B745.I54 -- D38 1992eb
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Intro -- Contents -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Greek and Arabic Antecedents -- Stages of Human Intellect -- The Kind of Entity That the Active Intellect Is -- The Active Intellect as a Cause of Human Thought -- The Active Intellect as a Cause of Existence -- Conjunction with the Active Intellect -- Immortality -- 3. Alfarabi on Emanation, the Active Intellect, and Human Intellect -- Al-Maīda al-Fādila and al-Siyāsa al-Madaniyya -- Alfarabi's Philosophy of Aristotle -- The Risāla fi al-'Aql -- Alfarabi's Commentary on the Nicomachean Ethics -- Concluding Note -- 4. Avicenna on Emanation, the Active Intellect, and Human Intellect -- The Emanation of the Universe -- the Active Intellect as a Cause of the Existence of the Sublunar World -- Stages of Human Intellect -- the Active Intellect as the Cause of Human Thought -- Imagination, Cogitation, Insight -- Conjunction and Immortality -- Prophecy -- Summary -- 5. Reverberations of the Theories of Alfarabi and Avicenna -- Avicenna's Islamic Successors -- Reverberations in Medieval Jewish Philosophy -- Reverberations in Scholastic Philosophy -- Summary -- 6. Averroes on Emanation and on the Active Intellect as a Cause of Existence -- General Considerations -- The Emanation of the Universe -- The Active Intellect as a Cause of Existence: Epitomes of the Parva naturalia and the Metaphysics -- The Active Intellect as a Cause of Existence: The Commentary on De generatione animalium -- The Active Intellect as a Cause of Existence: The Long Commentary on the Metaphysics and Tahāfut al-Tahāfut (Destructio destructionum) -- Summary -- 7. Averroes on the Material Intellect -- Introduction -- The Epitome of the De anima and the Epistle on the Possibility of Conjunction -- A Minor Composition on Conjunction and the Middle Commentary on the De anima.
Averroes' Long Commentary on the De anima and his Commentary on Alexander's De intellectu -- Summary -- Averroes' Theories of Material Intellect as Reflected in Subsequent Jewish and Christian Thought -- 8. Averroes on the Active Intellect as the Cause of Human Thought -- The Passage of the Human Intellect to Actuality -- The Possibility of Conjunction with the Active Intellect -- Immortality -- Prophecy -- Averroes' Shifting Picture of the Universe and of Man's Place in It -- Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- U -- V -- W -- Z.
A study of problems revolving around the subject of intellect in the philosophies of Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes, this book pays particular attention to the way in which these philosophers addressed the tangle of issues that grew up around the active intellect.
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