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By Jari Kaukua

this significant booklet investigates the emergence and improvement of a different proposal of self-awareness in post-classical, pre-modern Islamic philosophy. Jari Kaukua offers the 1st prolonged research of Avicenna's arguments on self-awareness - together with the flying guy, the argument from the harmony of expertise, the argument opposed to mirrored image versions of self-awareness, and the argument from own id - arguing that each one those arguments hinge on a truly definable inspiration of self-awareness as natural first-personality. He substantiates his interpretation with an research of Suhrawardī's use of Avicenna's suggestion and Mullā Sadrā's revision of the underlying suggestion of selfhood. The learn explores facts for a sustained, pre-modern and non-Western dialogue of selfhood and self-awareness, tough the concept that those options are extraordinarily glossy, ecu issues. The publication might be of curiosity to more than a few readers in heritage of philosophy, background of principles, Islamic experiences, and philosophy of mind.

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