ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Baġdādī’s Philosophical Journey: From Aristotle’s Metaphysics to the ‘Metaphysical Science’, by Cecilia Martini Bonadeo

Damien Janos

Abstract


https://doi.org/10.12730/13091719.2014.52.117

ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Baġdādī’s Philosophical Journey: From
Aristotle’s Metaphysics to the ‘Metaphysical Science’, by Cecilia Martini Bonadeo (Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science: Texts and Studies, 88) (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2013), xii + 378 pp., ISBN: 978-90-041-24916-5, €161.00 / $209.00 (hb)

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ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Baghdādī (1162-1231 C.E.) was a remarkable individual. He was schooled in the Greek and Arabic philosophical traditions as well as in the traditional Islamic sciences, making him one of the most notable polymaths of his age. He was also well-versed and highly competent in the field of medicine. He traveled extensively throughout the Islamic world, debating with philosophers and other scholars and gaining the esteem and patronage of important officials and rulers. Moreover, he was actively engaged in the polemical pursuit of purging philosophy of (what he regarded to be its undesirable) Avicennian components.

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