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The classic Arabic bibliographies ascribe to al-Fārābī a treatise entitled Fī māhiyyat al-nafs (“On the Essence of the Soul”), of which no Arabic manuscript is known to exist. There is however a Hebrew text, translated from the Arabic by Zeraḥiah ben She'altiel Ḥen of Rome in 1284, which is...
Il est bien difficile de situer notre traité dans le temps et l'espace, ou même de le rattacher à une école déterminée. Aucune allusion ne permet de se faire une idée de l'appartenance religieuse de son auteur. Bénédiction initiale et eulogie finale sont des rites obligé (§ 60). La référence au...
This paper sets out to chart the fortunes of one of the most significant moral propositions in Mu'tazilite moral theory — namely, that it is evil to lie, and it is evil irrespective of the consequences of so doing. The reasons which promote this principle to significance relate to the broader...
It has long been considered that Arabic algebra scarcely left any traces in mathematical literature of Hebrew expression. Thanks to the unpublished sources we have discovered, and to an attentive examination of already-known texts, one can no longer subscribe to such a judgement. The evidence we...
John Walbridge, The Leaven of the Ancients. Suhrawardī and the Heritage of the Greeks (Albany, State University of New York Press, 2000), xviii + 305 pp.
R. Rashed, Les mathématiques infinitésimales du IXe au XIe siècles, vol. IV: Méthodes géométriques, transformations ponctuelles et philosophie des mathématiques, London, al-Furqān Islamic Heritage Foundation, 2002, XIII-1064-VII p.
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