Book ID: CBB212233089

Avicenna's Theory of Science: Logic, Metaphysics, Epistemology (2021)


Strobino, Riccardo (Author)

University of California Press
Publication date: 2021
Language: English

Publication Date: 2021
Physical Details: 456

Avicenna is the most influential figure in the intellectual history of the Islamic world. This book is the first comprehensive study of his theory of science, which profoundly shaped his philosophical method and indirectly influenced philosophers and theologians not only in the Islamic world but also throughout Christian Europe and the medieval Jewish tradition. A sophisticated interpreter of Aristotle’s Posterior Analytics, Avicenna took on the ambitious task of reorganizing Aristotelian philosophy of science into an applicable model of scientific reasoning, striving to identify conditions of certainty for scientific assertions and conditions of adequacy for real definitions. Riccardo Strobino combines philosophical and textual analysis to explore the scope and nature of Avicenna’s contributions to the logic of scientific reasoning in his effort to recalibrate Aristotle’s model and overcome some of its internal limitations. Focusing on a broad array of philosophical innovations at the intersection of logic, metaphysics, and epistemology, this book casts light on an essential aspect of the thought of the preeminent philosopher and physician of the Islamic world.

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Authors & Contributors
Allhoff, Fritz
Bäck, Allan
Bertolacci, Amos
Finocchiaro, Maurice A.
Haaparanta, Leila
Hasse, Dag Nikolaus
Revue d'Histoire des Sciences
Circumscribere: International Journal for the History of Science
History and Philosophy of Logic
Perspectives on Science
Studies in History and Philosophy of Science
Springer International Publishing
Blackwell Publishers
de Gruyter
Philosophy of science
Intellectual history
Canguilhem, Georges
Alembert, Jean le Rond d'
Aron, Raymond C. F.
Crombie, Alistair Cameron
Time Periods
17th century
19th century
20th century
10th century

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