Vol 5

(2007) Chr. Kanzian, M. Legenhausen (Eds.): Substance and Attribute. Western and Islamic Traditions in Dialogue

Publications of the Austrian Ludwig Wittgenstein Society – New Series Vol. 5 (2007). Chr. Kanzian, M. Legenhausen (Eds.): Substance and Attribute. Western and Islamic Traditions in Dialogue. Heusenstamm: ontos verlag.

The aim of this volume is to investigate the topic of Substance and Attribute. The way leading to this aim is a dialogue between Islamic and Western Philosophy. Our project is motivated by the observation that the historical roots of Islamic and of Western Philosophy are very similar. Thus some of the articles in this volume are dedicated to the history of philosophy, in Islamic thinking as well as in Western traditions. But the dialogue between Islamic and Western Philosophy is not only an historical issue, it also has systematic relevance for actual philosophical questions. The topic Substance and Attribute particularly has an important history in both traditions; and it has systematic relevance for the actual ontological debate. The volume includes contributions (among others) by Hans Burkhardt, Hans Kraml, Muhammad Legenhausen, Michal Loux, Pedro Schmechtig, Muhammad Shomali, Erwin Tegtmeier, and Daniel von Wachter.

Table of Contents


Mulla Sadra’s Theory of Substantial Motion PDF
Mohammed Fanaei Eshkevari
Ghazali on Immaterial Substances PDF
Boris Henning
Aristotle and Farabi on the Definition and Priority of Substance PDF
Mohsen Javadi
A Formal Analysis of Selected Proofs by Aquinas for the Uniqueness of God PDF
Tomasz Kakol
Reshaping the Concept of Substance: The Renegade Ockham PDF
Hans Kraml
Ibn Sina’s Arguments Against God’s Being a Substance PDF
Muhammad Legenhausen
Substance, Nature, and Immanence – Form in Aristotle´s Constituent Ontology PDF
Michael J. Loux
From Aristotle’s Ousia to Ibn Sina’s Jawhar PDF
Shahram Pazouki
Substance, Causality, and Freedom – An Ontological Revision of the Theory of Agent Causation PDF
Pedro Schmechtig
Psychic Substance: A Meeting Point between Metaphysics & Spirituality PDF
Muhammad Ali Shomali
A Report on Graduate Work in Qom on the Problems of Essence/Attribute and Substance/Accident PDF
Narjes Javandel Soumeahsaraei
Ibn Sina on Substances and Accidents PDF
Erwin Tegtmeier
God as Substance without Substance Ontology PDF
Daniel von Wachter
Preface of the Editors PDF
Christian Kanzian, Muhammad Legenhausen
Substances, Attributes, and Modes – Substantial Structures in Descartes, Spinoza and Leibniz PDF
Hans Burkhardt
Substantial Motion and Perpetual Creation PDF
Ali Abidi Shahrudi