The Resource Struggling with the philosopher : a refutation of Avicenna's metaphysics, a new Arabic edition and English translation of Moḥammed b. ʻAbd al-Karīm b. Aḥmad al-Shahrastānī's Kitāb al-Muṣāraʻa by Wilferd Madelung and Toby Mayer

Struggling with the philosopher : a refutation of Avicenna's metaphysics, a new Arabic edition and English translation of Moḥammed b. ʻAbd al-Karīm b. Aḥmad al-Shahrastānī's Kitāb al-Muṣāraʻa by Wilferd Madelung and Toby Mayer

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Struggling with the philosopher : a refutation of Avicenna's metaphysics
Title
Struggling with the philosopher
Title remainder
a refutation of Avicenna's metaphysics
Statement of responsibility
a new Arabic edition and English translation of Moḥammed b. ʻAbd al-Karīm b. Aḥmad al-Shahrastānī's Kitāb al-Muṣāraʻa by Wilferd Madelung and Toby Mayer
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Language
  • eng
  • ara
  • ara
  • eng
Summary
Muhammad b. Abd al-Karim al-Shahrastani was one of the most learned and enigmatic scholars of medieval Islam. In his work, 'Kitab al-Musara'a' ('Struggling with the Philosopher'), which is published here in English translation (together with its original Arabic text) for the first time, al-Shahrastani gives a detailed critique of the metaphysics of the great Persian philosopher Avicenna. The greater part of his 'intellectual wrestling match' ('musara'a') is devoted to refuting Avicenna's interpretation of the 'Necessary Being' which, he argues, compromises the absolute transcendence of God. Fo
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Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
181.92
Index
index present
Language note
Text of English translation at front of book followed by the original Arabic text
LC call number
B751.Z7
LC item number
S4513 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Ismaili texts and translations series
Series volume
2
Label
Struggling with the philosopher : a refutation of Avicenna's metaphysics, a new Arabic edition and English translation of Moḥammed b. ʻAbd al-Karīm b. Aḥmad al-Shahrastānī's Kitāb al-Muṣāraʻa by Wilferd Madelung and Toby Mayer
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 99-101, first section) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Al-Shahraståní, Isma'ilism and Philosophy; Note on the Translation; Kitåb al-Musåra'a (English Text); The First Issue: On the Enumeration of the Subdivisions of Existence; The Second Issue: On the Existence of the Necessary of Existence; The Third Issue: On the Unity of the Necessary of Existence; The Fourth Issue: On the Knowledge of the Necessary of Existence and its Relationship with the Universal and Particular; The Fifth Issue: On the Incipience of the World; Bibliography; Index to the English Text
Control code
ocn651750135
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (vi, 105, 135 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780857717115
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b33280939
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (OCoLC)651750135
  • pebcs0857717111

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