The Philosophical Works of al-Kindi by Peter E. Pormann, Peter Adamson

By Peter E. Pormann, Peter Adamson

This quantity renders into English the philosophical writings of the 1st thinker of Islam: al-Kindi, often called the "Philosopher of the Arabs." one of many maximum figures of medieval philosophy, al-Kindi initiated the method of integrating Greek philosophical rules into Islamic tradition. He was once deeply focused on the interpretation of Greek philosophy and technological know-how into Arabic, and wrote on quite a lot of philosophical and clinical subject matters together with metaphysics, theology, psychology, cosmology, ethics, and medication. In those works al-Kindi units out pioneering rules in regards to the relation of philosophy to faith, the oneness and windfall of God, the character of the human soul, the constitution of the cosmos, and the eternity of the area. This ebook makes the total of al-Kindi's philosophical corpus-some dozen works-available in English, such a lot of them for the 1st time. vast explanatory fabric is supplied, within the kind of an total creation, introductions to every paintings, and vast notes. The translations are established principally on Arabic unique texts, yet in a number of circumstances on medieval Latin models the place the Arabic originals are misplaced. the quantity will therefore supply a large readership extraordinary entry to al-Kindi's philosophical and medical ideas.

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