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Peter Adamson

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195181425

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.001.0001

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 Metaphysics

 Metaphysics

Oneness and Being

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(p.46) 3 Metaphysics
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Al-KindĪ
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Peter Adamson (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181425.003.0003

This chapter deals with al-Kindī’s metaphysics, which in this context means theology and the idea that being is an emanation or creation from God. Depending on the Neoplatonists, especially Proclus, al-Kindī proves God’s existence by arguing for the need for a “true One”, whose absolute simplicity rules out a multiplicity of divine attributes.

Keywords:   metaphysics, Neoplatonism, Proclus, creation, God’s existence, divine attributes, emanation

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