2006, English, Audio book edition: Avicenna and medieval Muslim philosophy [electronic resource] / [Thomas Gaskill]. Gaskill, Thomas.

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Avicenna and medieval Muslim philosophy [Thomas Gaskill]
 
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Published
  • [Ashland, Or.] : Knowledge Products, 2006.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Avicenna and medieval Muslim philosophy /​ [Thomas Gaskill].
Creator
  • Gaskill, Thomas.
Other Creators
  • Redgrave, Lynn, 1943-2010.
Published
  • [Ashland, Or.] : Knowledge Products, 2006.
Medium
  • [electronic resource]
Content Types
  • spoken word
Carrier Types
  • online resource
Series
Subjects
Playing Time
  • 02hrs 55min 28sec
Summary
  • Islam is a monotheistic religion that affirms the existence of One absolute and perfect God. As it spread by conquest in the 7th century, Islam encountered many new and foreign traditions, including the work of Aristotle. This repeatedly raised a vital question: were non-Islamic ideas to be considered part of the One Truth? In the 9th century, al-Kindi affirmed that philosophy and religion are merely different methods of pursuing the One Truth. Similarly (but more specifically), al-Farabi said that logic is the universal law of regulated thought, while revealed religion expresses truth in the symbols of a particular place and culture. In the 11th century, ibn Sina (Avicenna) solidified Aristotle's importance in the Islamic world and said that philosophy is the only source of knowledge -- and knowledge is the source of salvation. Avicenna said we begin with what we know, and proceed through a hierarchy of sciences toward what we don't know, culminating in "First Philosophy." Avicenna famously distinguished between essence and existence. This led to the philosophical concept of Necessary Existence (i.e. God). Avicenna said happiness is found not in sense perception, but in objects of the intellect; salvation involves correct habits of the soul and a primary understanding of Being -- i.e. contemplation of the purely divine.
Performer
  • Read by Lynn Redgrave.
Notes
  • Downloadable audio file.
  • Title from: Title details screen.
  • Unabridged.
  • Duration: 2:55:28.
Technical Details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (WMA file size: 42035 KB; MP3 file size: 82387 KB).
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language
  • English
ISBN
  • 0786163860 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
  • 9780786163861 (sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
Dewey Number
  • 181/​.07
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