The Creation of Philosophical Tradition: Biography and the Reception of Avicenna's Philosophy from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century A.D. (Diskurse der Arabistik (21))

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How is a philosophical tradition created? What role does literary biography play in the formation of intellectual reception history? Through a detailed analysis of the lives and works of post-Avicennan philosophers, this monograph traces the intellectual history and development of the Avicennan tradition from the fifth/eleventh to the eighth/fourteenth century. Section 1 investigates the genres of Arabo-Islamic biobibliographical and prosopographical writings as a source for the history of Arabic philosophy, delineating their literary topoi, the construction of philosophical authority, and the relationship of Sunni and Twelver-Si?i Islam to Aristotelian logic and philosophy. Section 2 presents fourteen discrete biobibliographical studies with a critical inventory of the works, including those written in the neglected exegetical genres of commentary, supercommentary, gloss, and supergloss, of Avicenna's immediate disciples and the following generations of philosophers who created the Avicennan philosophical heritage in the Islamicate world. Englisch , Printed Pages: 218 XVIII 1 Abbildungen, farbig.

Title: The Creation of Philosophical Tradition: Biography and the Reception of Avicenna's Philosophy from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century A.D. (Diskurse der Arabistik (21))

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Categories: 11th century, c 1000 to c 1099,

Edition: 1., Auflage

Publisher: Harrassowitz Verlag: 2018

ISBN Number: 3447103337

ISBN Number 13: 9783447103336

Binding: Hardcover Fadenbindung

Book Condition: New

Type: Book

Size: 24,0 x 17,0 cm

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Keywords: Middle East; Philosophy; Arabic; Literary Criticism; Islam; Religion The Creation of Philosophical Tradition: Biography and the Reception of Avicenna's Philosophy from the Eleventh to the Fourteenth Century A.D. (Diskurse der Arabistik (21)) al-Rahim, Ahmed H. 11th century, c 1000 to c 1099