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Allegory and Philosophy in Avicenna:

 With a Translation of the Book of the Prophet Muhammad's Ascent to Heaven (Middle Ages Series) (Hardcover)


by Peter Heath

Product Details

Hardcover:

268 pages
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press (October, 1992)
Language: English
ISBN: 0812231511
Product Dimensions: 9.0 x 6.0 x 0.8 inches

A detailed examination of Avicenna's contribution, paying special attention to Avicenna's psychology and poetics and to the ways in which these influence theological, mystical, and literary thought in subsequent Islamic—and Western—intellectual and religious history.Table of Contents

NOTE ON TRANSLITERATION AND DATES
LIST OF
ABBREVIATIONS
Journals and Reference Works
Titles of Works by Avicenna
PREFACE

PART I. INTRODUCTION
1. Avicenna and Islamic Allegory
2. Avicenna: Courtier, Physician, Philosopher

PART II. ALLEGORY AND PHILOSOPHY
3. The Structure and Representation of the Cosmos
4. Avicenna's Theory of the Soul
5. Avicenna's Theory of Knowledge

PART III. THE MI'RJ NMA
6. Translation of the Mi'râj Nâma
7. The Translation of the Mi'râj Nâma (The Book of the Prophet
Muhammad's Ascent to Heaven)

PART IV. INTERPRETATION AND ALLEGORY
7. The Interpretation and Function of Allegory
8. Allegory and Allegoresis

APPENDICES
Appendix A On Allegory
Appendix B On the Attribution of the Mi'râj Nâma
Appendix C The Manuscripts
Appendix D The Text of Avicenna's Version of the Mi'râj (without his attendant commentary)
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

Peter Heath offers a detailed examination of Avicenna's contribution, paying special attention to his psychology and poetics and to the ways in which they influenced strains of theological, mystical, and literary thought in subsequent Islamic and Western intellectual and religious history.

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