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

By Elvira Wakelnig

This quantity offers the 1st entire variation of Oxford, MS Marsh 539, a hitherto unpublished philosophy reader compiled anonymously within the jap Islamic global within the 11th century. The compilation comprises texts on metaphysics, body structure and ethics, supplying excerpts from Arabic models of Greek philosophical works (Aristotle, Plotinus, Galen) and works via Arabic authors (Qusta ibn Luqa, Farabi, Miskawayh). It preserves fragments of Greek-Arabic translations misplaced this present day, together with Galen's by myself critiques, the Summa Alexandrinorum, and Themistius on Aristotle's booklet Lambda. The philosophy reader offers a distinct perception into philosophical task of where and time of the well known thinker Miskawayh, exhibiting us which goes had entered the mainstream and have been vital for philosophers to grasp. Elvira Wakelnig's quantity contains a new facing-page English translation and a wealthy remark which identifies the resource texts and examines the ancient and philosophical context of every passage.

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