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The Poetics of Alfarabi and Avicenna (Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Science) (Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Science)

Salim Kemal

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ISBN 10: 9004093710 / ISBN 13: 9789004093713
Published by Brill Academic Publishers, 1991
Condition: Very Good
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1991 Hardcover. Ex-Library. Text is clean, Binding is strong. Very nice dark blue cloth cover, corners are lightly curved. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000000392

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Title: The Poetics of Alfarabi and Avicenna (...

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Library Binding

Book Condition:Very Good

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This book is an important and original study of medieval Arabic theories of poetics. It examines the commentaries on Aristotle's Poetics by Alfarabi and Avicenna, placing them fully in the context of the Arabic development of Aristotle's logical theory. In this the author breaks new ground, showing how the philosophers justified the logical and moral power of poetics discourse.
Its concern for philosophical issues in the Classical Arabic tradition distinguishes this book from other studies of literary theory.


'...well-considered and impressive study...he has thoroughly examined the important philosophical issues, about which he has obviously thought long and hard. All serious students of premodern Islamic and Western philosophy and poetics will be gratevul that he has done so.'
Peter Heath, International Journal of Middle East Studies, 25.
'The standard of argument throughout the book is always very high...'
Oliver Leaman, B. Jrnl. Aesthetics, 1992.
'...une bonne étude...'
C. Gilliot, Revue des Sciences Philosophiques et Théologiques, 1992.
'...Un ouvrage qui s'inscrist dans le renouveau de la grammatologie médiévale.'
M.-A.V., Connaissance de Pères de l'Eglise, 45.

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