• Theories of will and action in late antique Christian thought and early Muslim kalām: On the Arabic translation(s) of Nemesius of Emesa's Περὶ φύσεως ἀνθρώπου and related texts

    Author(s):
    Gregor M. Schwarb (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Group(s):
    Christian Arabic Studies, Islamicate Studies, Late Antiquity
    Subject(s):
    Arabic culture, History of philosophy
    Item Type:
    Presentation
    Meeting Title:
    Fresh Perspectives on Pre-Ashʿarite Kalām: The Analysis of the Human Act
    Meeting Org.:
    Organised by David Bennett under the auspices of the CRC EDRIS Forschungszentrum “Bildung und Religion” at the University of Göttingen (Germany)
    Meeting Loc.:
    CRC EDRIS Forschungszentrum “Bildung und Religion”, University of Göttingen (Germany)
    Meeting Date:
    6-7 March 2014
    Tag(s):
    history of philosophy, medieval arabic literature
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M63N5H
    Abstract:
    Discusses the Graeco-Syriac-Arabic transmission of Nemesius of Emesa's Περὶ φύσεως ἀνθρώπου and related texts. The focus is on the notions of istiṭāʿah (τὸ αὐτεξούσιον; τὸ ἐφ´ ἡμῖν), irāda, qaṣd and ikhtiyār (προαίρεσις) in philosophical theories of action, the reception history of the Nicomachean Ethics, and their historical and conceptual relation to homonymous notions in kalām theories of human agency.
    Notes:
    Contains a synoptic edition (Greek, Arabic, English) of sections 39-41 of Nemesius of Emesa's On the Nature of Man, © Gregor Schwarb, 03/03/2014
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