Avicenna and the Aristotelian Tradition: Introduction to by Dimitri Gutas

By Dimitri Gutas

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J. M. Wickens, Avicenna (1952) 9–20, where it was also provided with a running commentary. There is also, among others, a French translation by Achena and Massé 6–11, and a Spanish translation with commentary by Cruz Hernández 19–39. The bibliography on the Autobiography is extensive, but its worth is inversely proportional to its extent. There is a list of publications in Gohlman, supplemented by Ullmann in his review. V. Sagadeev (1980). Among this mass of material, two studies stand out for their particularly perceptive analyses of the Autobiography: Sellheim’s comments in his review of Ergin’s bibliography, and the idiosyncratic article by Lüling (1977).

Avicenna read with Nātilī the introductory definitions and postulates up to the sixth proposition of Book I of the Elements. , Avicenna read with Nātilī as far as Book I, Chapter 8 of the Almagest. Spherical astronomy proper, which contains the “geometrical figures” mentioned by Avicenna, starts with Chapter 9. 4/37 end). 27 16 chapter one figures with which he was unfamiliar until I presented them to him and made him understand them! Then an-Nātilī took leave of me, heading for Gurgānj, and I occupied myself on my own with Determining the Validity of books on Physics and Theology [ilāhiyyāt], both their essential parts19 and commentaries,j and the gates of the Philosophical Sciences began opening for me.

Schoonheim in DPhA Supplément 324–328. For the notorious Book IV in particular see Baffioni and, for Avicenna, Hasnaoui. personal texts by avicenna and his disciples 7 [IV. Metaphysics]9 [A. Universal science: (i) Being-as-such] Conceptualization of divine matters. For example: getting to know [maʿrifa] the first principles of absolute being-as-such and its consequent properties [lawāḥiq], like potentiality, actuality, first principle, cause, substance, accident, genus, species, contradiction, congener-ness, congruence, incongruence, unity, and multiplicity.

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