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By Amos Bertolacci

This quantity offers with the reception of Aristotle s "Metaphysic"s within the masterpiece on metaphysics via Avicenna (Ibn S n, d. 1037 C.E.), one of many significant exponents of Arabic philosophy: the "Il hiyy t "(Science of Divine issues) of the "Kit b al- if " ("Book of the Cure"), identified within the Latin center a long time as "Liber de Philosophia Prima sive Scientia Divina." the 1st a part of the ebook (on the Arabic translations of the "Metaphysics," al-Kind and al-F r b ) introduces the dialogue of Avicenna s reshaping of the epistemological profile of the "Metaphysics" partially II (his account of the subject-matter, constitution, procedure and position of metaphysics within the procedure of sciences) and the recasting of its contents partly III. the current quantity presents the 1st systematic comparability of the "Il hiyy t" with the "Metaphysics" and a complete account of this latter s transmission in pre-Avicennian Greek and Arabic philosophy."

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