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

By Elvira Wakelnig

This quantity provides the 1st entire variation of Oxford, MS Marsh 539, a hitherto unpublished philosophy reader compiled anonymously within the japanese Islamic global within the 11th century. The compilation contains texts on metaphysics, body structure and ethics, offering excerpts from Arabic types of Greek philosophical works (Aristotle, Plotinus, Galen) and works by means of Arabic authors (Qusta ibn Luqa, Farabi, Miskawayh). It preserves fragments of Greek-Arabic translations misplaced this present day, together with Galen's alone reviews, the Summa Alexandrinorum, and Themistius on Aristotle's publication Lambda. The philosophy reader offers a different perception into philosophical task of where and time of the well known thinker Miskawayh, displaying us which matches had entered the mainstream and have been necessary for philosophers to grasp. Elvira Wakelnig's quantity features a new facing-page English translation and a wealthy remark which identifies the resource texts and examines the historic and philosophical context of every passage.

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