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The Philosophical Poetics of Alfarabi, Avicenna and Averroes The Aristotelian Reception

By Salim Kemal Copyright 2003
    368 Pages
    by Routledge

    368 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This book examines the studies of Aristotle's Poetics and its related texts in which three Medieval philosophers - Alfarabi, Avicenna and Averroes - proposed a conception of poetic validity (beauty), and a just relation between subjects in a community (goodness). The work considers the relation of the Poetics to other Aristotelian texts, the transmission of these works to the commentators' context, and the motivations driving the commentators' reception of the texts. The book focuses on issues central to the classical relation of beauty to truth and goodness.

    Chapter 1 Philosophical Poetics; Chapter 2 Alfarabi, Logic and Poetry; Chapter 3 Avicenna; Chapter 4 Poetics, Morality and Society; Chapter 5 Prelude to Truth; Chapter 6 Averro√ęs, Truth and Metaphor;

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    Salim Kemal