By Elvira Wakelnig

ISBN-10: 0521193613

ISBN-13: 9780521193610

This quantity provides the 1st whole version of Oxford, MS Marsh 539, a hitherto unpublished philosophy reader compiled anonymously within the jap Islamic international within the 11th century. The compilation comprises texts on metaphysics, body structure and ethics, supplying excerpts from Arabic types of Greek philosophical works (Aristotle, Plotinus, Galen) and works through Arabic authors (Qusta ibn Luqa, Farabi, Miskawayh). It preserves fragments of Greek-Arabic translations misplaced this day, together with Galen's alone evaluations, the Summa Alexandrinorum, and Themistius on Aristotle's publication Lambda. The philosophy reader presents a special perception into philosophical task of where and time of the well known thinker Miskawayh, displaying us which goes had entered the mainstream and have been essential for philosophers to understand. Elvira Wakelnig's quantity contains a new facing-page English translation and a wealthy statement which identifies the resource texts and examines the ancient and philosophical context of every passage.

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