Avicenna had to combine two accounts of knowledge that were both Aristotelian to his eyes: abstraction from sewnse-perception, and the direct grasping of intelligible Forms. The model for this reconciliation is the pseudo-Theology of Aristotle, where the Plotinian doctrine of the direct knowledge of the intelligible items has been cast in Aristotelian form.

Degrees of Abstraction in Avicenna. How to combine Aristotle’s De Anima and the Enneads

D'ANCONA, CRISTINA
2008

Abstract

Avicenna had to combine two accounts of knowledge that were both Aristotelian to his eyes: abstraction from sewnse-perception, and the direct grasping of intelligible Forms. The model for this reconciliation is the pseudo-Theology of Aristotle, where the Plotinian doctrine of the direct knowledge of the intelligible items has been cast in Aristotelian form.
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