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Jon McGinnis

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195331479

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.001.0001

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Psychology II

Psychology II

Intellect

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(p.117) 5 Psychology II
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Avicenna
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Jon McGinnis (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331479.003.0005

The concentration of this chapter is on Avicenna’s account of the theoretical intellect (his account of the so-called practical intellect is deferred until chapter 8), beginning with his discussion of the stages of intellectual development. It next turns to the nature of the human theoretical intellect, and considers Avicenna’s arguments for the human intellect’s immateriality, its temporal origination, and also its incorruptibility, that is, its immortality. After discussing these topics, Avicenna’s theory about the Active Intellect and intellectual memory are taken up. There is then an extended discussion of Avicenna’s views concerning self-awareness. The chapter concludes by considering his naturalistic account of prophecy.

Keywords:   Intellect, intellectual development, theoretical intellect, immortality, Active Intellect, intellectual memory, self-awareness, flying man, prophecy

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