Language between God and the poets : ma'ná in the eleventh century

Level B N181.07 /539953 Available
Full title: Language between God and the poets : ma'ná in the eleventh century / Alexander Key.
Main author: Key, Alexander (Author)
Format: Book           


Summary: "In the Arabic eleventh century, scholars were intensely preoccupied with the way that language generated truth and beauty. Their work in poetics, logic, theology, and lexicography defined the intellectual space between God and the poets. In Language Between God and the Poets, Alexander Key argues that ar-Raghib al-Isfahani, Ibn Furak, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), and Abd al-Qahir al-Jurjani shared a conceptual vocabulary based around the words ma'na and haqiqah. They used this vocabulary to build theories of language, mind, and reality that answered perennial questions: how to structure language and reference, how to describe God, how to construct logical arguments, and how to explain poetic affect."--Provided by publisher.
Language: English
Published: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2018]
Classmark: N181.07 /539953
Subjects:
Series: Berkeley series in postclassical Islamic scholarship ; 2.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9780520298019
0520298012