Heath, Peter. Allegory and Philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sina). With a Translation of the Book of the Prophet Muhammad’s Ascent to Heaven. Series:The Middle. Included in this book is an illustration of Avicenna’s allegorical practice. Allegory and Philosophy in Avicenna is an original and important work that breaks new. Allegory and philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sînâ): with a translation of the Book of the Prophet Muhammad’s ascent to heaven / Peter Heath Heath, Peter,

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Allegory and Philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sînâ) | Peter Heath

Islamic allegory is the product of a cohesive literary tradition to which few contributed as significantly as Ibn Sina Avicennathe eleventh-century Muslim philosopher. Peter Heath here offers a detailed examination of Avicenna’s contribution, paying special attention to Avicenna’s psychology and poetics and to the ways in which they influenced strains of theological, mystical, and literary thought in subsequent Islamic–and Western–intellectual and religious history.

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Heath begins by showing how Avicenna’s writings fit into the context and general history of Islamic allegory and explores the interaction among allegory, allegoresis, and philosophy in Avicenna’s philosohpy. He then provides a brief introduction to Avicenna as an aviicenna figure.

From there, he examines the ways in which Avicenna’s cosmological, psychological, and epistemological theories find parallel, if diverse, expression in the disparate formats of philosophical and allegorical narration. Included in this book is an illustration of Avicenna’s allegorical practice.

The text concludes with an investigation of the literary dimension Avicenna’s allegorical theory and practice by examining philosoophy use of description metaphor. Allegory and Philosophy in Avicenna is an original and important work that breaks new ground by applying the techniques of modern literary criticism to the study of Medieval Islamic philosophy.

It will be of interest to scholars and students of medieval Islamic and Western literature and philosophy.

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Selected pages Title Page.

Table of Contents: Allegory and philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sînâ)

Contents Courtier Physician Philosopher. The Structure and Representation of the Cosmos.

Avicennas Theory of the Soul. Avicennas Theory of Knowledge. Translation of the Miraj Nama.

The Interpretation and Function of Allegory. Appendix A On Allegory.

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