123 - Philosopher of the Arabs: al-Kindī
Al-Kindī uses Hellenic materials to discuss the eternity of the world, divine attributes, and the nature of the soul.
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• P. Adamson and P.E. Pormann (trans.),The Philosophical Works of al-Kindī (Karachi: Oxford University Press, 2012).
• P. Adamson, Al-Kindī (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).
• P. Adamson, “Al-Kindī and the Mu'tazila: Divine Attributes, Creation and Freedom,” Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 13 (2003), 45-77.
• A. Ivry, Al-Kindi’s Metaphysics (Albany: 1974).
• C. D'Ancona, “Aristotelian and Neoplatonic Elements in Kindi’s Doctrine of Knowledge,” American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly 73 (1999), 9-35.
• H.A. Davidson, “John Philoponus as a Source of Medieval Islamic and Jewish Proofs of Creation,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 89 (1969), 357-91.
• D. Gutas, “Geometry and the Rebirth of Philosophy in Arabic with al-Kindi,” in R. Arnzen and J. Thielmann (eds), Words, Texts and Concepts Cruising the Mediterranean Sea (Leuven: 2004), 195-209.