DESIDERIO DI SAPERE, PIACERE DELL’INTELLETTO ED ELITARISMO: INTORNO ALL’ESCATOLOGIA DI AVICENNA

O.L. Lizzini

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Abstract

For Avicenna, happiness in the afterlife is twofold: on the one hand, it consists, as it does in this life, of the perception of bodily pleasure (this is also how revealed Law explains it); on the other, it is intellectual and involves the soul, in so far as the latter is separate from the body. In this respect, the pleasure of the soul – whose destiny is to become an intellectual world – is absolute. The bases of this doctrine are Avicenna’s intellectual psychology and his theory of knowledge, which in turn explains his philosophical elitism.
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)75-92
JournalQuaderni di Studi Arabi
Volume11
Issue number2016
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Keywords

  • Avicenna -Ibn Sina - Medieval philosophy - Theory of knowledge - Medieval eschatology

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