The ten essays in this book present the thoughts of major Arabic philosophers in history, while speaking to their basis in Greek philosophy and the influence of Arabic philosophy on the West.
Nicholas Rescher, by examining and reproducing sources in Arabic philosophy, seeks to definitively settle the debate over whether Galen originated the fourth figure of the categorical syllogism.
al-Kindi (ca. 805-870) was one of the first Arab scholars interested in a scientific rather than theological viewpoint, and played a key role in bringing Greek learning into the orbit of Islam. Nicholas Rescher assembles this annotated bibliography, listing of over three hundred items, to assist students and scholars through the maze of publications related to al-Kindi.
Nicholas Rescher presents the first translation of medieval Arabic philosopher al-Farabi’s “Short Commentary on Prior Analytics” in English, and supplements this with an informative introduction and numerous explanatory footnotes.
Nicholas Rescher assembles this annotated bibliography of al-Farabi, the first Arabic philosopher credited with developing a non-Aristotelian logic. The book includes a listing of printed materials relating to al-Farabi, and summaries providing further detail on these works.