Al-Kindi's Metaphysics : a Translation of Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi's Treatise " On First Philosophy " (fi al-Falsafah al-Ula)
Ya'qub ibn Ishaq al-Kindi. introduction and commentary by Alfred L. Ivry

Albany, NY State University of New York Press 1974 First edition Octavo (standard size). Slight wear to edges and corners of boards. Slight soiing to cloth covers. 207 p. w/ notes, bibliography, and index of Aristotelian sources. The first English translation of this work by this great Arab philosopher, who incorporated Aristotelian and neo-Platoist ideas into Islamic philosophy, and tried to show the compatibility of philosophy with other areas of Islamic thought, such as theology. He is also credited with introducing the use of Indian numbers into both Islamic and Christain usage. Very good hardcover (Item ID: 17267)


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