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    Alexander of Aphrodisias on the Cosmos
    with Charles Genequand
    Journal of the American Oriental Society 124 (1): 103. 2004.
  •  5
    History of Islamic Philosophy
    with Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Oliver Leaman
    Journal of the American Oriental Society 122 (4): 855. 2002.
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    The paper treats Avicenna’s ’metaphysical’ argument for the existence of God and the modal metaphysics that underpins it. Earlier analyses of modalities attempted to reduce necessity, possibility and impossibility to nonmodal elements, which was done most commonly by appealing to a temporal frequency model of modalities. In contrast, Avicenna believed that modalities were an inherent feature of existence, and so just as there is nothing more basic than existence, so likewise there is nothing mor…Read more
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    Editors' Note
    with Billy Dunaway
    Res Philosophica 98 (2): 157-159. 2021.
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    Avicennan Infinity: A Select History of the Infinite through Avicenna
    Documenti E Studi Sulla Tradizione Filosofica Medievale 21 199-222. 2010.
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    One of the most fundamental notions in the thought of Aristotle is the distinction between actuality and potentiality, which Aristotle links with the equally fundamental distinction between form and matter respectively. According to Aristotle, form, which brings with it actuality, and matter, which brings with it potentiality, are eternal and as such necessary. Consequently, on Aristotle?s view, neither form nor matter needs an efficient cause for its existence. Later thinkers?both in the Greek …Read more
  • Book Review (review)
    Journal of the American Oriental Society 122 (4): 855-856. 2002.
  • On the Eternity of the World
    with Proclus , Helen S. Lang, and A. D. Macro
    University of California Press. 2001.
    In the fifth century A.D., Proclus served as head of the Academy in Athens that had been founded 900 years earlier by Plato. Proclus was the last great systematizer of Greek philosophy, and his work exerted a powerful influence in late antiquity, in the Arab world, and in the Renaissance. His treatise_ On the Eternity of the World _formed the basis for virtually all later arguments for the eternity of the world and for the existence of God; consequently, it lies at the heart of neoplatonic philo…Read more
  • The work treats various aspects of Avicennan philosophy and science. The topics include methods for establishing an authentic Avicenna corpus, natural philosophy and science, theology and metaphysics and Avicenna's subsequent historical influence
  • Medieval Philosophy of Religion
    with G. R. Evans, John Marenbon, Dermot Moran, Syed Nomanul Haq, Jon Mcginnis, and Thomas Williams
    Acumen Publishing. 2013.
    Volume 2 covers one of the richest eras for the philosophical study of religion. Covering the period from the 6th century to the Renaissance, this volume shows how Christian, Islamic and Jewish thinkers explicated and defended their religious faith in light of the philosophical traditions they inherited from the ancient Greeks and Romans. The enterprise of 'faith seeking understanding', as it was dubbed by the medievals themselves, emerges as a vibrant encounter between - and a complex synthesis…Read more
  • Book Review (review)
    Journal of the American Oriental Society 124 (1): 103-108. 2004.
  • Time and Time Again: A Study of Aristotle and Ibn Sina's Temporal Theories
    Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. 2000.
    The dissertation examines the temporal theories of Aristotle and the Muslim Aristotelian, Ibn Sina . After considering Aristotelian science and sketching Aristotle's theory of physics, the dissertation picks up a series of puzzles concerning the reality of time. The central puzzle is a dilemma, which seemingly shows that the now can neither change nor remain the same. The dilemma is important, since one's solution to it affects the way one envisions time. Aristotle's solution, I argue, is to sho…Read more
  • Avicenna’s _Physics_ is the very first volume that he wrote when he began his monumental encyclopedia of science and philosophy, _The_ _Healing_. Avicenna’s reasons for beginning with _Physics_ are numerous: it offers up the principles needed to understand such special natural sciences as psychology; it sets up many of the problems that take center stage in his _Metaphysics_; and it provides concrete examples of many of the abstract analytical tools that he would develop later in _Logic_. While …Read more
  • On the Eternity of the World de Aeternitate Mundi
    with Proclus , Helen S. Lang, and A. D. Macro
    University of California Press. 2001.
    In the fifth century A.D., Proclus served as head of the Academy in Athens that had been founded 900 years earlier by Plato. Proclus was the last great systematizer of Greek philosophy, and his work exerted a powerful influence in late antiquity, in the Arab world, and in the Renaissance. His treatise_ On the Eternity of the World _formed the basis for virtually all later arguments for the eternity of the world and for the existence of God; consequently, it lies at the heart of neoplatonic philo…Read more
  • Making Time Aristotle's Way
    Apeiron: A Journal for Ancient Philosophy and Science 36 (2): 143-170. 2003.
  • Book Review (review)
    Journal of the American Oriental Society 124 (2): 392-394. 2004.
  • Logic and Science: The Role of Genus and Difference in Avicenna's Logic, Science and Natural Philosophy
    Documenti E Studi Sulla Tradizione Filosofica Medievale 18 165-186. 2007.
    Il naturale senso della logica in relazione alla scienza è quello di fornire un linguaggio alle acquisizioni epistemologiche: tale sembra essere il senso assegnatogli anche da Avicenna in al-Mantiq. La questione in realtà è molto più profonda: quale relazione c'è fra gli universali predicabili e gli oggetti della scienza? Attraverso l'esame della questione quale è delineata nel Madkhal, in particolare in merito al genere e alla differenza, e il loro ruolo nelle scienze in alcuni passaggi del Kit…Read more
  • Book Review (review)
    Journal of the American Oriental Society 121 (4): 729-730. 2001.