Thursday, January 11, 2007

Avicenna

Cynthia Nielsen at Per Caritatem has a couple of interesting posts up on the medieval Muslim philosopher Avicenna, who, in many ways provided a basis for later Christian philosophers, including St. Thomas Aquinas. Part 1 Part 2 Excellent reading, especially for those of us who aren't all that familiar with Muslim philosophy.

1 comment:

flacie said...

I keep forgetting you have this in addition to that horrid Xanga.

OMW, a living female philosopher person. For me, it's like spotting a caribou on the Serengeti.


"If you say that each individual is a unified being, then you have to go with Aristotle’s picture, but then you can’t explain intellectuality. If you go with Plato, you can’t have a unity of the person." Would you agree with the question, if so, what would you do with the problem?"