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Ujecaji Ibn Sinaovih metafizičkih učenja na srednjovjekovnu (skolastičku) filozofiju
Impact of metaphysical teaching of Ibn Sina (Avicenna) on medieval (scholastic) philosophy

Author(s): Hasan Džilo
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«

Summary/Abstract: This paper considers Ibn Sina’s impact on scholastic philosophy in its early and its final stages. Ibn Sina’s work had been translated to Lading before Aristotle’s Metaphysics was available in a complete translation. His work served as an introduction to Aristotle and Plato’s metaphysical teaching. Ibn Sina and his teaching were present in the work of all the scholastic philosophers, such as William de Auvergne, Albert the Great, Abelard, Roger Bacon, Thomas Aquinas, Dun Scott, etc. Ideas about the necessary being, the idea of difference between essence and existence, simplicity of character of the necessary being, the identification of essence with existence in the necessary being, as opposed to the possible being, about universalities and their existence in thought, things an minds, etc., are all issues which lead to lively debates in medieval philosophy. Many of these questions were considered in the same way as Ibn Sina had done in his metaphysical teaching. An analysis of these issues shows that Ibn Sina’s metaphysical teaching had given a different shape to many other teachings of Greek philosophy in light of Islamic philosophy, later to be available – in translation – to numerous scholastics of the Middle Ages.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 41-42
  • Page Range: 110-127
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Bosnian