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Author Davidson, Herbert A. (Herbert Alan), 1932-
Title Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes on intellect : their cosmologies, theories of the active intellect, and theories of human intellect / Herbert A. Davidson.
Imprint New York : Oxford University Press, 1992.

Subject Fārābī
Avicenna, 980-1037.
Averroës, 1126-1198.
Islamic philosophy -- Greek influences.
Philosophy of mind.
Islamic cosmology.
Humans Intelligence Philosophy
Description 1 online resource (x, 363 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary The distinction between the potential intellect and the active intellect was first drawn by Aristotle. Medieval Islamic, Jewish, Christian philosophers, and European philosophers in the sixteenth century considered it a possible key to deciphering the nature of man and the universe. In this book, Herbert Davidson examines the treatment of intellect in Alfarabi (d. 950), Avicenna (980-1037) and Averroes (1126-1198), with particular attention to the way in which they addressed the tangle of issues that grew up around the active intellect.
ISBN 142940115X (electronic bk.)
9781429401159 (electronic bk.)
9780195074239 (Cloth)
0195074238 (Cloth)
OCLC # 71522386
Additional Format Print version: Davidson, Herbert A. (Herbert Alan), 1932- Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroes on intellect. New York : Oxford University Press, 1992 0195074238 (DLC) 91038856 (OCoLC)24696087