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Martini Bonadeo, Cecilia
ʿAbd al-Laīf al-Baġdādī’s Philosophical Journey.
From Aristotle’s Metaphysics to the ‘Metaphysical Science’ / Cecilia Martini Bonadeo .-
Leiden-Boston : Brill 2013
(Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science. Texts and Studies 88)
378 p. ; EUR 161
ISBN13: 9789004249165


Although the philosopher
ʿAbd al-Laīf al-Baġdādī (1162 -1231) received an extensive education in the thought of Avicenna, he still journeyed long in search of true philosophy. It was in Cairo that he finally discovered a model of philosophical metaphysics rooted in Greek thought as set out in Kindian and Farabian writings. This volume is devoted to the study of Aristotle’s Metaphysics and other Greek metaphysical writing gathered together by this Muslim philosopher to form a ‘Metaphysical Science’ in his Book of the Science of Metaphysics (Kitāb ʿilm mā baʿd al-abīʿa).

Table of contents

CHAPTER I The Tradition of Aristotle’s Metaphysics in the Muslim East
CHAPTER II The Intellectual Biography of ‘Abd al-Laīf al-Baġdādī
CHAPTER III The Book on the Science of Metaphysics by ‘Abd al-Laīf al-Baġdādī


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