The Physics of The Healing


While Avicenna’s Physics roughly follows the thought of Aristotle’s Physics, with its emphasis on natural causes, the nature of motion, and the conditions necessary for motion, the work is hardly derivative. It represents arguably the most brilliant mind of late antiquity grappling with and rethinking the entire tradition of natural philosophy inherited from the Greeks as well as the physical thought of Muslim speculative theologians. As such, Physics is essential reading for anyone interested in understanding Avicenna’s complete philosophical system, the history of science, or the history of ideas.

Volume one: books I–II

Volume two: books III–IV

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Jon McGinnis


Jon McGinnis

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Publication Information

  • Subject: Middle Eastern Studies
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Language: Arabic, English,
  • ISBN 10: 0-8425-2747-8
  • ISBN 13: 978-0-8425-2747-7
  • Page Count: 1141
  • Price: $ 89.95
  • Sub Site: Middle Eastern Texts Initiative
  • Imprint: Brigham Young University Press

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