The chapter deals with a double portrayal of Aristotle in the Arabic-speaking world. At issue is an interpretation of Aristotle that includes the "pseudo-Aristotle" and a rich tradition of writings attributed to him. One perspective of the pseudo-Aristotel refers to the Aristotle of the court. For instance, the so-called "Letter of the Golden House" recasts the pseudo-Aristotle's De Mundo as an epistolary romance. Another perspective of the pseudo-Aristotle becomes apparent in one of the most widely read works disseminated throughout the early translation period, the pseudo-Theology of Aristotle. The transmission of this text conveys a certain image of the Aristotelian philosophy as a systematic whole following the stages of ascent from logic to physics and metaphysics to finally arrive at rational theology.

"Arisṭū inda l-‘arab”, and Beyond

D'ANCONA, CRISTINA
2015-01-01

Abstract

The chapter deals with a double portrayal of Aristotle in the Arabic-speaking world. At issue is an interpretation of Aristotle that includes the "pseudo-Aristotle" and a rich tradition of writings attributed to him. One perspective of the pseudo-Aristotel refers to the Aristotle of the court. For instance, the so-called "Letter of the Golden House" recasts the pseudo-Aristotle's De Mundo as an epistolary romance. Another perspective of the pseudo-Aristotle becomes apparent in one of the most widely read works disseminated throughout the early translation period, the pseudo-Theology of Aristotle. The transmission of this text conveys a certain image of the Aristotelian philosophy as a systematic whole following the stages of ascent from logic to physics and metaphysics to finally arrive at rational theology.
D'Ancona, Cristina
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