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Shihadeh, Ayman (2016) Doubts on Avicenna. A Study and Edition of Sharaf al-Dīn al-Masʿūdī’s Commentary on the Ishārāt. Leiden and Boston: Brill. (Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science. Texts and Studies. 95)

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Abstract

In Doubts on Avicenna, Ayman Shihadeh brings to light an important new source, which marks a key moment of transition in twelfth-century Arabic philosophy. Sharaf al-Dīn al-Mas'ūdī’s al-Mabāḥith wa-l-Shukūk 'alā l-Ishārāt (Investigations and Objections on the Pointers) offers major insight into the dialectic between the two traditions of Avicennan philosophy and rational theology, particularly Ash'arism, which by the end of the century culminates in the systematic philosophical theology of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī. Inaugurating the long and distinguished commentarial tradition on Avicenna’s Ishārāt (Pointers), al-Mas'ūdī’s Shukūk uniquely consists of aporias on selected passages, as opposed to exegesis. This monograph provides an overview and the first critical edition of the text, and in-depth case studies of metaphysical aporias and their Avicennan background.

Item Type: Authored Books
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > School of History, Religions & Philosophies > Department of History
Legacy Departments > Faculty of Languages and Cultures > Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East
ISBN: 9789004302525
Copyright Statement: © 2015 The Author(s). This publication is an open access title distributed under the terms of the CC-BY-NC 4.0 License, which permits any non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided no alterations are made and the original author(s) and source are credited.
Date Deposited: 18 Jun 2015 08:12
URI: http://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/20062
Funders: Arts and Humanities Research Council

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