Jon McGinnis–Photo by August Jenneweing/UMSL Theories examines Aristotle’s and the Muslim Aristotelian Avicenna’s conceptions of time. Interpreting Avicenna: Science and Philosophy in Medieval Islam: Proceedings of the Second Conference of the Avicenna Study McGinnis (ed.). Jon McGinnis is Professor of classical and medieval philosophy at the University of Missouri, Avicenna’s Metaphysics in Contextby Robert Wisnovskymore.

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In addition to being the philosophy department’s resident classicist and medievalist, he is also a fellow in the Center for International Studies.

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No other author is directly cited by Thomas Aquinas more often than Avicenna. Avicenna and Tusi on the Contradiction and Conversion of the Absolute.

The final three chapters are not inconsequential but clearly seem to be the least important to the book—indeed, excepting the introduction they are the shortest in the volume. A study of Aristotle and Ibn Sina’s temporal theories more. Jon McGinnisAvicenna. Jon McGinnis is a Greco-Arabist who also has interest in medieval Latin science, philosophy and theology. Making Abstraction Less Abstract: Islamic Philosophy and Islamic philosophy in the post-classical period. Duns Scotus Richard Cross.


In addition to his interest in ancient and medieval temporal theory, he has also recently completed translating Avicenna’s treatise on kinematics, or the theory of motion and what is required for motion, and is beginning work on a book to be titled Avicennan Kinematics: The medieval Arabic-speaking world had southern Spain, or Andalusia, as its far western border and then stretched across North Africa eastward to include all of modern-day Iran.

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Remember me on this computer. Roger Bacon Thomas S. The paper emphasizes Philoponus’ creativity, especially in his reconciliation of Plato’s and Aristotle’s temporal theories or at least one possible interpretation of Aristotle’s account of time.

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Enter the email address you signed up with and we’ll email you a reset link. Louis Post-Dispatch concerning recent scandals in the Catholic Church and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation about the scientific heritage of Islam. Jon Mcginnis – – Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 16 1: We know precious little about the reception of Avicenna’s mcbinnis philosophy in the post-Avicennan Muslim East and even less about the reception of physics more generally in this milieu.


All in all, Jon thinks that life is pretty good, but better with a cup of coffee. Since becoming a professor at the University of Missouri, St. Does it make sense to ask whether the cosmos as a whole has a place? For Every Time there is a Season: The Unity of Science in the Arabic Tradition. He has also given public lectures on Islam and the legal status of woman and children within Islam at the request of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. First Supplement by Jules L.

Philosophy in the Islamic World Peter Adamson. Although Albertus Magnus introduced this debate to the Latin West he drew his inspiration from Avicenna.

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