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Tesi etd-04102019-202240


Thesis type
Tesi di laurea magistrale
Author
PAVONI, CATERINA
URN
etd-04102019-202240
Title
Aspects of definition in Aristotle (Metaphysics Z-H) and Avicenna (Ilāhiyyāt V)
Struttura
CIVILTA' E FORME DEL SAPERE
Corso di studi
FILOSOFIA E FORME DEL SAPERE
Supervisors
relatore Prof. Centrone, Bruno
correlatore Prof. Bertolacci, Amos
Parole chiave
  • definition
  • islamic philosophy
  • ancient philosophy
  • Aristotle
  • Avicenna
  • metaphysics
  • essence
Data inizio appello
29/04/2019;
Consultabilità
Secretata d'ufficio
Data di rilascio
29/04/2089
Riassunto analitico
The present thesis aims to examine and compare significant issues related to theories of essence and definition in Aristotle and Avicenna, especially in the central books of the Metaphysics and in the fifth treatise of the metaphysical section of the Kitāb al-Šifāʾ.
Such work consists of three parts. In the first one, I focus on some critical issues in Aristotle's Metaphysics Z and H and show how Avicenna originally develops them in Ilāhiyyāt V. The second part is intended to tackle the problem of the definability of forms according to Aristotle. The third one deals with the problem of the disposition of the chapters of Ilāhiyyāt V, which is not the same in the Latin translation and in the current Arabic edition of the text.
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