A new version of Miskawayh's book of triumph: an alternative recension of Al-Fawz Al-Asghar or the lost Fawz Al-Akbar?
Wakelnig, Elvira. (2009) A new version of Miskawayh's book of triumph: an alternative recension of Al-Fawz Al-Asghar or the lost Fawz Al-Akbar? Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, Vol.19 (No.1). pp. 83-119. ISSN 0957-4239Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0957423909000599
Textual evidence preserved in two still unpublished manuscripts strongly suggests that there once existed an alternative version of Miskawayh's Fawz al-asghar, the Minor Book of Triumph. The article discusses possible explanations for why Miskawayh may have composed two recensions of his Fawz and compares structure and content of the alternative version with the edited standard version. The one passage which is contained in the alternative Fawz only is presented in Arabic with an English translation. Part of this additional material is parallel to al-Farabi's Ihsa' al-'ulum, namely its division of natural sciences, and may ultimately derive from a no longer extant treatise by Paul the Persian. An appendix provides the Arabic text and English translation of a hitherto unknown fragment of al-Balkhi in which he discusses Plato's saying that the world has a causative, but no temporal beginning.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > Classics and Ancient History|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Arabic Sciences and Philosophy|
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Number of Pages:||37|
|Page Range:||pp. 83-119|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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