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The Metaphysics of The Healing (Brigham Young University - Islamic Translation Series) Hardcover – September 1, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0934893770 ISBN-10: 0934893772 Edition: 1st

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  • Series: Brigham Young University - Islamic Translation Series
  • Hardcover: 868 pages
  • Publisher: Brigham Young University; 1 edition (September 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0934893772
  • ISBN-13: 978-0934893770
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 2.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #700,114 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A complete English translation is highly welcome and gives a major boost to the study of Avicenna and medieval Arabic philosophy. . . . The translation is excellent."
(Ayman Shihadeh Muslim World Book Review)

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Michael E. Marmura is Professor Emeritus associated with the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilization of the University of Toronto.

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23 of 25 people found the following review helpful By E. R. Moad on January 9, 2007
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Ibn Sina's philosophical insights are pivotal in the history of western philosophy and theology of both the Muslim and Christian traditions. Even as later giants in these streams of thought, such as al-Ghazali and Aquinas, took serious issue with some of Ibn Sina's views regarding the eternity of the world, and so on; it is undeniable that certain elements of his thought - e.g. on existence, essence, and modality - proved indispensible to the advanced and subtle formulations in philosophical theology advanced by his later critics. In another way of looking at it, he might have simply advanced one of the clearest philosophic-analytic articulations of those central features of the ontological relation between God and creation described poetically in the text of the monotheistic scriptures.

This fine translation of al-Shifa, by one of the world's foremost translater of classical Islamic texts - the philosophically capable Michael Marmura, who also, notably, translated al-Ghazali's Tahafut al-Falsifa - is a long awaited treasure that will hopefully widen access to the ideas of this seminal thinker in intellectual history.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By York Brun Luethje on July 22, 2013
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As all the other volumes published under the Islamic Translation Series by Brigham Young University, 'The Metaphysics of the Healing' is a superb achievement both in content and in appearance.

We are given here a parallel text with the English translation on the left and the original Arabic on the opposing right side. This has the reading order of the Arabic reversed from the original but as the prospective audience are westerners it makes sense to me.

The work itself is divided into ten books in which Avicenna attempts a great synthesis of Aristotelian methods and (neo) Platonic and monotheistic premises. I would recommend more than a passing acquaintance with Avicenna's intellectual predecessors and even then it is hard going at times but for anyone trying to understand the development of high-medieval western or Jewish philosophy it is vital.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Ashraf Mansour on August 11, 2013
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The translation is superb, the first one of Avicenna's Metaphysics. It will be indispensable for scholars, but it needed a detailed commentary and more works in the notes.
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