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Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and MetaphysicsAn Analysis and Annotated Translation$
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Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231166164

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231166164.001.0001

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[Prologue] (p. 147)

[Prologue] (p. 147)

Chapter:
(p.59) [Prologue] (p. 147)
Source:
Ibn Sina's Remarks and Admonitions: Physics and Metaphysics
Author(s):

Shams Inati

Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231166164.003.0002

In this prologue to the Physics, Ibn Sina talks about the principles and admonitions concerning fundamentals. He says: “He whose way is made easy will be enlightened by them, but he whose way is made difficult will not benefit [even] from what is clearer than they are. Now we rely on [God's] guidance.” At the end of the prologue, Ibn Sina states “my wish and repeat my request for high frugality in giving away the contents of these parts to anyone who does not meet the conditions that I posit at the end of these remarks”.

Keywords:   principles, admonitions, Physics, Ibn Sina, fundamentals

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