By Ahmed Alwishah, Josh Hayes (eds.)

This quantity of essays by way of students in historical Greek, medieval, and Arabic philosophy examines the total variety of Aristotle's effect upon the Arabic culture. It explores vital topics from Aristotle's corpus, together with common sense, rhetoric and poetics, physics and meteorology, psychology, metaphysics, ethics and politics, and examines how those subject matters are investigated and built through Arabic philosophers together with al-Kindî, al-Fârâbî, Avicenna, al-Ghazâlî, Ibn Bâjja and Averroes.

The quantity additionally contains essays which explicitly concentration upon the old reception of Aristotle, from the time of the Greek and Syriac transmission of his texts into the Islamic international to the interval in their integration and assimilation into Arabic philosophy.

This wealthy and wide-ranging assortment will attract all those who find themselves attracted to the subjects, improvement and context of Aristotle's enduring legacy in the Arabic culture.

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Relative) Combination of Substance with Quantity (5. Where) (6. When) In relation to other things Combination of Substance with Quality Combination of Substance with Relative (7. Acting) (8. Being acted on) (9. Having) (10. 2 The categories according to Olympiodorus and Elias Al-Kindī’s overall structure is the same, but the conceptual base of his division differs in some details from that of Olympiodorus. He conceives of the primary cut as contrasting Substance with predicates of Substance, whereas Olympiodorus first divides beings into things in a substrate and things not in a substrate.

Bäck). paul thom 36 Categories (1. Substance) (2. Accident) A B (3. Quantity) (5. Where) (8. Relative) (3. Quality) (6. When) (9. Action) (4. Position) (7. Having) (10. 3 The categories according to the ‘widely accepted’ division (Avicenna, al-Shifāʾ) The origins of this division are not completely mysterious. 13 The Themistian Paraphrase has a Greek source, and it would appear to share this source with the ‘widely accepted’ division of the categories to which Avicenna refers. I do not know who the people were who according to Avicenna accepted this ‘widely accepted’ division.

He argues that there can be no cases where the Accident is relational. The remaining cases, where the relationship is to a nonrelational Accident, he divides on the basis (arrived at earlier) that there are three kinds of non-relational Accident – Quantity, Quality, and Position. Where the non-relational Accident is a Quantity we either have the category of When, or the Quantity in question is a container. 28 27 28 Ibid. 84, 4–17: “This is what they have said, but you have learned that this is something that is a loose approximation.

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