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Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī and the Avicennan tradition: metaphysics and mental existence

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This is a study of the metaphysics of necessary existence in the thought of the thirteenth century Persian polymath Naṣīr al-Dīn Ṭūsī (d. 672/1274). It argues that Ṭūsī is part of an important conceptualist turn within the interpretation of Avicenna's metaphysics around the thirteenth century, and that two key principles within his metaphysical scheme provide the essential means by which he defends the tenor of his predecessor's general ontology against its detractors in the aporetic tradi...

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Wahid M. Amin More by this author

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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