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Commentaire moyen à la Rhétorique d’Aristote: Édition critique du texte arabe et traduction française. Vol. 1, Introduction générale; Vol. 2, Edition et traduction; Vol. 3, Commentaire du Commentaire

By Maroun Aouad (NHC Fellow, 2000–01)

Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2002

From the publisher’s description:

For Arab philosophers of the Aristotelian tradition, rhetoric is the main instrument of communication in the city. Allowing philosophers to address the rest of citizens, including rulers, rulers to lead citizens and citizens to communicate with each other, it gives the rules of a logical discourse, but of a logic accessible to all . It includes a theory of style. Having no specific object, it covers all areas of knowledge and tackles, from a point of view that is specific to it, both metaphysics and psychology, ethics and politics. The law considered according to its different sources, natural law, positive law and revealed law, is the object of his part of special attention. Averroès (520-595 / 1126-1198), philosopher and grand cadi of Cordoba, collects and develops this heritage in his continuous commentary on Aristotle's Rhetoric . It is this monumental treatise on medieval philosophy which is here made available to the non-Arabizing and Arabizing public so that it can have quick and easy access not only to those who deal with rhetorical doctrine as a whole, but also those interested in a particular sector of knowledge.

Subjects
Philosophy / Ancient Greek Philosophy / Islamic Philosophy / Rhetoric / Aristotle / Averroes / Marrakesh, Morocco /

Aouad, Maroun (NHC Fellow, 2000–01). Commentaire moyen à la Rhétorique d'Aristote: Édition critique du texte arabe et traduction française. Vol. 1, Introduction générale; Vol. 2, Edition et traduction; Vol. 3, Commentaire du Commentaire. Textes et Traditions. Paris: Librairie Philosophique J. Vrin, 2002.