Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Avicenna on the emanation of the universe

Here's a translation I did of Avicenna's Metaphysics (Al-Shifa) book 9, chapter 4. That's the place Avicenna describes the emanation of the universe from God. It's a facing page translation, with the critical Latin text.

Avicenna, Meta. 9.4

4 comments:

Scott Williams said...

Well done man! So this is what you've been working on. Good good. Have you read Goodman's book on Avicenna?

JT Paasch said...

I browsed it very briefly, but I've spent most of my time with Dadivson and Nasr, but also much by Morewedge, Wisnovsky, Marmura, Druart, and Janssens.

Scott Williams said...

I've met Druart; very nice lady. Did you know she did her B.Phil. at Oxford?

JT Paasch said...

I did not know that. Small world.