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The Philosophical Poetics of Alfarabi, Avicenna and Averroes : The Aristotelian Reception - Salim Kemal

The Philosophical Poetics of Alfarabi, Avicenna and Averroes

The Aristotelian Reception

Hardcover Published: 24th April 2003
ISBN: 9780700713486
Number Of Pages: 372

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This book examines the studies of Aristotle's Poetics and its related texts in which three Medieval philosophers - Alfarabi, Avicenna and Averroes - proposed a conception of poetic validity (beauty), and a just relation between subjects in a community (goodness). The work considers the relation of the Poetics to other Aristotelian texts, the transmission of these works to the commentators' context, and the motivations driving the commentators' reception of the texts. The book focuses on issues central to the classical relation of beauty to truth and goodness.

Acknowledgements
Philosophical Poeticsp. 1
Alfarabi, Logic and Poetryp. 37
Avicenna: Imagination, Language and Poetic Syllogismp. 82
Poetics, Morality and Societyp. 128
Prelude to Truth: Ghazali, Interpretation and Metaphorp. 174
Averroes, Truth and Metaphorp. 222
Notesp. 289
Select Bibliographyp. 352
Indexp. 358
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ISBN: 9780700713486
ISBN-10: 0700713484
Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 24th April 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.83 x 16.46  x 2.46
Weight (kg): 0.65
Edition Number: 1