Ep. 267: Avicenna on God and Soul w/ Peter Adamson (Part One)

Subscribe to get Part 2 of this episode. Listen to a preview. On selections and commentary about Avicenna's argument from around 1020 C.E. for the existence of God (including arguments to prove that God has the person-like properties that Islam imputes to him) and his "flying man" argument for the soul's essential independence from matter. Featuring Mark, Dylan, and our guest  Continue Reading …

Ep. 267: Avicenna on God and Soul w/ Peter Adamson (Part Two for Supporters)

Continuing from part one on Avicenna's argument for the existence of God and on the "flying man" argument for the soul's immateriality. We start by drilling more into Avicenna's metaphysical picture via his concept of necessity, and how we know that the mind is necessarily (essentially, according to its nature a.k.a. quiddity) different than the body. When you know  Continue Reading …