A Philosophy Reader from the Circle of Miskawayh: Text, by Elvira Wakelnig

By Elvira Wakelnig

This quantity offers the 1st entire version of Oxford, MS Marsh 539, a hitherto unpublished philosophy reader compiled anonymously within the jap Islamic international within the 11th century. The compilation includes texts on metaphysics, body structure and ethics, delivering excerpts from Arabic types of Greek philosophical works (Aristotle, Plotinus, Galen) and works by way of Arabic authors (Qusta ibn Luqa, Farabi, Miskawayh). It preserves fragments of Greek-Arabic translations misplaced this present day, together with Galen's by myself evaluations, the Summa Alexandrinorum, and Themistius on Aristotle's ebook Lambda. The philosophy reader presents a different perception into philosophical job of where and time of the well known thinker Miskawayh, exhibiting us which goes had entered the mainstream and have been essential for philosophers to grasp. Elvira Wakelnig's quantity incorporates 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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