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Appropriation, Interpretation and Criticism
Christian Approaches Towards Arabic and Hebrew Philosophy

A. Fidora, N. Polloni (eds.)
approx. 356 p., 165 x 240 mm
ISBN: 978-2-503-57744-9
Languages: English, Italian
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Studying different hermeneutical approaches by Christian philosophers and theologians - such as appropriation, interpretation and criticism - to the Arabic and Hebrew intellectual traditions during the Middle Ages, the fourteen articles contained in this volume show how these processes both challenged and shaped the Western philosophical discourse.
The volume explores different hermeneutical approaches by Christian philosophers and theologians to the Arabic and Hebrew philosophical traditions during the Middle Ages. Focusing on processes of appropriation, interpretation and criticism, the fourteen chapters of this volume show from different angles how the complex Latin reception of the Arabic and Hebrew intellectual legacy decisively shaped the Western philosophical discourse.
Alexander Fidora is ICREA Research Professor and Executive Director of the Institute of Medieval Studies at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. He has published extensively on the history of philosophy and theology and particularly on the cross-cultural dimension of medieval philosophy. Nicola Polloni is a member of the Institute of Medieval Studies of the Universitat Autònoma. His research focuses on the Toledan School of Translators.
Table of Contents

A. FIDORA & N. POLLONI, Introduction
M. DI BRANCO (Deutsches Historisches Institut, Roma), Greek (and Latin) into Arabic, Arabic into Latin: Some Historical  Aspects
M. BENEDETTO (Università di Bari), Le radici della controversia scolastica sulla pluralità delle forme: il Fons Vitae di Avicebron
S. PESSIN (University of Denver), From Voluntas to al-Irada: Recovering Ibn Gabirol's Divine Emanation
M. ZONTA (Università La Sapienza), Averroes Interpretations of Aristotle’s Metaphysics and Their Different Historical Reception in the Hebrew and Latin Traditions
CH. BURNETT (The Warburg Institute), The Gundissalinus Circle
N. POLLONI (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Material Possibilities and Formal Necessities: The Elaboration of Gundissalinus’ Metaphysics and His Synthesis of Alternative Ontologies
P. MANTAS ESPAÑA (Universidad de Córdoba), Interpreting the New Sciences: Beyond the Completion of the Traditional Liberal Arts Curriculum
V. CARLOTTA (Università di Pavia), La morte e la resurrezione dei corpi nel Dialogo dei filosofi e di Cleopatra e nel Liber de compositione alchimiae di Morieno
C. CRISCIANI (Università di Pavia), Il Secretum secretorum: tre casi
A. FIDORA (ICREA-Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), Albert the Great’s Use of the Talmud
D. CALMA (École pratique des hautes études), Medieval Critics of Occasionalism
T. CORY (University of Notre Dame), Reditio completa, reditio incompleta: The Development of Proposition 14(15) of the Liber de causis in Thomas Aquinas
A. SHISHMANIAN (Université Sorbonne, Paris IV), Bagdad, Paris, Lemberg, Etchmiadzin: la trajectoire improbable du Livre des causes.
M. CAMPANINI (Università di Trento), Filosofia e Corano, un percorso ermeneutico tra ontologia e fenomenologia

Interest Classification:
Medieval & Renaissance History (c.400-1500)

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