The Physics of The Healing: A Parallel English-Arabic Text in Two Volumes (Brigham Young University – Islamic Translation Series)

THE PHYSICS OF THE HEALING
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 The Physics Of The Healing A Parallel English Arabic Text In Two Volumes Brigham Young University Islamic Translation Series
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 Jon McGinnisAvicenna
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Book Contents – THE PHYSICS OF THE HEALING


• On the Causes and Principles of Natural Things
• Chapter One 1
• Explaining the means by which to arrive at the science of natural things from their first principles
• Chapter Two 13
• Enumerating the principles of natural things by assertion and supposition
• Chapter Three 27
• How these principles are common
• Chapter Four 33
• Examination of what Parmenides and Melissus said regarding the principles of being
• Chapter Five 37
• On defining nature
• Chapter Six 45
• On nature’s relation to matter, form, and motion
• Chapter Seven 50
• Of certain terms derived from nature and an explanation of their status
• Chapter Eight 54
• On how the science of physics conducts investigation and what,
• if anything, it shares in common with the other sciences
• Chapter Nine 61
• On defining the causes that are of the greatest interest to the natural philosopher in his investigation
• Chapter Ten 64
• On defining each of the four kinds of causes
• Chapter Eleven 71
• On the interrelations of causes
• Chapter Twelve 74
• On the divisions of causal states
• Chapter Thirteen 81
• Discussion of luck and chance: The difference between them and an explanation of their true state
• Chapter Fourteen 91
• Some of the arguments of those who were in error concerning chance and luck and the refutation of their views
• Chapter Fifteen 103
• How causes enter into investigating and seeking the why-question and the answer to it
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Second Book


• On Motion and That Which Follows It
• Chapter Two 128
• The relation of motion to the categories
• Chapter Three 136
• Concerning the list of those categories alone in which motion occurs
• Chapter Four 152
• Establishing the opposition of motion and rest
• Chapter Five 157
• Beginning the account of place and reviewing the arguments of those who deny and those who affirm it
• Chapter Six 163
• The various schools of thought about place and a review of their arguments
• Chapter Seven 170
• Refuting the view of those who say that place is matter or form or any indiscriminate contacting surface or an interval
• Chapter Eight 177
• The inconsistency of those who defend the void
• Chapter Nine 201
• The essence of place and its confirmation and the refutation of the arguments of those who deny and are in error about it
• Chapter Ten 219
• Beginning the discussion about time, the disagreement of people concerning it, and the refutation of those erring about it
• Chapter Eleven 229
• Identifying and affirming the essence of time
• Chapter Twelve 237
• Explaining the instant
• Chapter Thirteen 248
• The solution to the skeptical puzzles raised about time and the completion of the discussion of things temporal, such as being in time and not in time, everlasting, eternity, [and the expressions] suddenly, right away, just before, just after, and ancient
• Concerning What Belongs to Natural Things Owing to Their Quantity
• Chapter One 260


Book three – THE PHYSICS OF THE HEALING


• The manner of investigation peculiar to this book
• Chapter Two 262
• On succession, contiguity, following immediately, interpenetration,
• cohesion, continuity, intermediate, limit, being together, and being separate
• Chapter Three 273
• The state of bodies with respect to their division and a report of the various arguments on which the detractors rely
• Chapter Four 281
• Establishing the true opinion and refuting the false
• Chapter Five 302
• Solution to the puzzles of those who prattle on about the atom
• Chapter Six 311
• On the interrelations of distances, motions, and times with respect to this topic, and an explanation that no first part belongs to them
• Chapter Seven 320
• The beginning of the discussion about the finitude and infinitude of bodies and people’s opinions concerning that
• Chapter Eight 325
• On the impossibility that either a body or magnitude or number in an ordered series is infinite, and that it is impossible that there be some infinite body that is moved either in its entirety or partially
• Chapter Nine 337
• An explanation of the way that the infinite does and does not enter into existence, and a refutation of the arguments of those who defend the existence of an actual infinite
• Chapter Ten 344
• That bodies are finite with respect to influencing and being influenced
• Chapter Eleven 359
• That nothing precedes motion and time save the being of the Creator (may He be exalted) and that neither of the two has a first [moment] of its being
• Chapter Twelve 371
• Following up on the claim that there is a point of smallness at which natural bodies are divested of their forms and that, in fact, each one of them has a certain limiting point less than which its form is not preserved; likewise, following up on the claim that no motion is the least, slowest, or shortest
• Chapter Thirteen 380
• On the directions of bodies
• Chapter Fourteen 389
• The natural directions of rectilinear motions
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Fourth Book – THE PHYSICS OF THE HEALING


• On the Accidents of These Natural Things and Their Interrelations, as Well as the Things That Are Necessary Concomitants of Their Interrelations
• Chapter One 402
• Of the subjects contained in this book
• Chapter Two 403
• On the numerical unity of motion
• Chapter Three 410
• On motion that is one in genus and species
• Chapter Four 418
• Resolving the doubts raised against motion’s being one
• Chapter Five 424
• On motions that are and are not in concert
• Chapter Six 432
• On the contrariety of motions and their opposites
• Chapter Seven 446
• Of the opposition of motion and rest
• Chapter Eight 450
• An explanation of whether one motion can really be continuous with another or whether that is impossible for them, such that there must be a state of rest between them
• Chapter Nine 463
• On the motion that is naturally prior and a catalogue of the specific differences of motions
• Chapter Ten 471
• The way in which space and other things are natural to the body
• Chapter Eleven 477
• On establishing that everybody has a single natural space, and [on] the way space belongs to the body’s collective kind and to its individual instances as well as to simple and composite [bodies]
• Chapter Twelve 485
• Establishing that every natural body has a principle of motion with respect to either place or position
• Chapter Thirteen 497
• Accidental motion
• Chapter Fourteen 504
• On forced motion and the mobile’s spontaneous motion
• Chapter Fifteen 513
• The states of motive causes and the interrelations between the motive and mobile causes

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