Grinworthy Quotes 13

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Avicenna and Gentile da Foligno, woodcut (extract), edition of the Canon and its commentary by Gentile da Foligno, Venice 1520. Public domain via Wikipedia Commons

 

 


This gem:

At Physics II.8, however, Avicenna had undertaken a detailed analysis and critique of the idea of void and found it empty…

is on page 19 of Jon McGinnis (2015). A Small Discovery: Avicenna’s Theory of Minima Naturalia. Journal of the History of Philosophy 53 (1):1-24

It needs no explanation.