Self-Awareness in Islamic Philosophy : Avicenna and Beyond
Cambridge Univ Pr 2015/01
257 p. 24 cm
New in paperback. Hardcover was published in 2015. This book provides an extended analysis of human selfhood and self-awareness n Avicenna and two of the most important post-classical Islamic philosohers, Suhraward〓 and Mull〓.
This book provides an extended analysis of human selfhood and self-awareness in Avicenna and two of the most important post-classical Islamic philosophers, Suhrawardi and Mulla Sadra. It is of interest to readers in the history of philosophy, intellectual history, selfhood studies, Islamic studies, history of ideas and philosophy of mind.
Table of Contents
Introduction; 1. Preliminary observations: self-cognition and Avicennian psychology; 2. Avicenna and the phenomenon of self-awareness: the experiential basis of the flying man; 3. Self-awareness as existence: Avicenna on the individuality of an incorporeal substance; 4. In the first person: Avicenna's concept of self-awareness reconstructed; 5. Self-awareness without substance: from Abu al-Barakat al-Baghdadi to Suhrawardi; 6. Self-awareness, presence, appearance: the ishraqi context; 7. Mulla Sadra on self-awareness; 8. The self reconsidered: Sadrian revisions to the Avicennian concept; Conclusion: who is the I?; Appendix: Arabic terminology related to self-awareness; Bibliography; Index.