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Allegory and Philosophy in Avicenna (Ibn Sina)
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Table of Contents

Note on Transliteration and Dates
List of Abbreviations
Journals and Reference Works
Titles of Works by Avicenna
Preface

PART I. INTRODUCTION
1. Avicenna and Islamic Allegory
2. Avicenna: Courtier, Physician, Philosopher

PART II. ALLEGORY AND PHILOSOPHY
3. The Structure and Representation of the Cosmos
4. Avicenna's Theory of the Soul
5. Avicenna's Theory of Knowledge

PART III. THE MI'RAJ NAMA
6. Translation of the Mi'raj Nama
7. The Translation of the Mi'raj Nama (The Book of the Prophet
Muhammad's Ascent to Heaven)

PART IV. INTERPRETATION AND ALLEGORY
7. The Interpretation and Function of Allegory
8. Allegory and Allegoresis

APPENDICES
Appendix A On Allegory
Appendix B On the Attribution of the Mi'raj Nama
Appendix C The Manuscripts
Appendix D The Text of Avicenna's Version of the Mi'raj (without his attendant commentary)
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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