Avicenna's Metaphysics in Context

TitleAvicenna's Metaphysics in Context
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2003
AuthorsWisnovsky R
ISBN Number0715632213

An analysis of the sources and evolution of the metaphysics of Abu Ali ibn Sina (d. 1037 AD) - known in the West by his Latinized name Avicenna - this book focuses on the answers Avicenna and his predecessors gave to two fundamental questions: what is the soul and how does it cause the body? and what is God and how does He cause the world? To respond to these challenges Avicenna invented new concepts and distinctions and reinterpreted old ones.