Al-Kindi's Metaphysics: A Translation of Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al-kindi's Treatise "On First Philosophy"

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Al-Kindi emerges as a philosopher who attempted to present, interpret, and supplement past philosophies as parts of an essentially unified tradition that would make for a viable philosophy in Islamic society. He assumes a place at or near the beginning of a philosophical current—based on transmission of studies from late Greek thought—that remained vital in the Islamic world for several centuries. Alfred L. Ivry presents a reevaluation of al-Kindi's relationships with the powerful group of theologians, Mu?tazilah. The commentary defines and interprets terms used by al-Kindi, identifies original Arabic and Greek sources, and analyzes the most recent critical research related to each allusion. Complete bibliography and index of Aristotelian sources.
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Alfred L. Ivry is Professor Emeritus of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University.

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SUNY Press
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217
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9781438407654
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English
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Philosophy / General
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