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    Ibn Sînâ (Avicenna) and René Descartes on the faculty of imagination
    British Journal for the History of Philosophy 17 (2): 247-278. 2009.
    Throughout their life Ibn Sînâ and Descartes firmly believed that the soul or mind of a human being was essentially incorporeal. In his ‘On the Soul’ (De anima), the psychological part of his vast...
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    Ibn Sīnā and Descartes on the Origins and Structure of the Universe
    Journal of Islamic Philosophy 5 3-57. 2009.
    This article begins with an examination of Ibn Sīnā’s conception of emanation and its origin within the Greek and Islamic philosophical traditions. Secondly, I present his view of the multiplicity of the universe from a single unitary First Cause, followed by a discussion of the function of the Active Intellect in giving rise to the existence of the sublunary world and its contents. In the second part of the article, I consider Cartesian cosmology, without, however, going into detail about what …Read more
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    Ibn Sīnā and Descartes on the Origins and Structure of the Universe
    Journal of Islamic Philosophy 5 3-57. 2009.
    This article begins with an examination of Ibn Sīnā’s conception of emanation and its origin within the Greek and Islamic philosophical traditions. Secondly, I present his view of the multiplicity of the universe from a single unitary First Cause, followed by a discussion of the function of the Active Intellect in giving rise to the existence of the sublunary world and its contents. In the second part of the article, I consider Cartesian cosmology, without, however, going into detail about what …Read more
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    New horizons in philosophy and sociology (edited book)
    with Güncel Önkal
    Peter Lang. 2018.
    What is our responsibility as scholars in the Humanities and Social Sciences in the face of global issues threatening humanity today? This book provides a platform for an interdisciplinary, cross-cultural dialogue among philosophers and sociologists on the most pressing global issues facing humanity today. Combining the critical thinking of philosophy with sociological methods and researches, this volume offers fresh and stimulating perspectives with regard to various issues including environmen…Read more