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AN EPITOME OF GALEN'S ON THE ELEMENTS ASCRIBED TO ḤUNAYN IBN ISḤĀQ

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  13 February 2015

Gerrit Bos*
Affiliation:
Martin-Buber-Institut für Judaistik, Universität zu Köln, Albertus-Magnus-Platz 50923 Kön, Germany
Y. Tzvi Langermann*
Affiliation:
Dept of Arabic, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel

Abstract

Galen's On the Elements according to Hippocrates is an important source for physical doctrines circulating in late antiquity. The variety of atomistic doctrines that Galen brings into the discussion, as well as his arguments aimed at refuting them, were closely studied by the early kalām atomists. Of particular interest are the summaries of this text, which seem to have been written many centuries after Galen; some of them are products of early Islamicate culture. In this paper, we present an edition, translation, and study of a hitherto unknown summary, extent in a unique manuscript where it is attributed to Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq. Like the other summaries, it presents a doxography of physical doctrines, not always repeating precisely what Galen says, but rather reflecting the discourse of its period.

Résumé

L'ouvrage galénique Sur les Éléments selon Hippocrate est une importante source d'information concernant les théories physiques de l'antiquité tardive. Les diverses doctrines atomistes discutées par Galien ainsi que les arguments employés par lui pour les réfuter ont été étudiés de près par les premiers Mutakallimūn. Les abrégés de cet ouvrage, qui semblent avoir été écrits plusieurs siècles après Galien, et dont certains remontent aux débuts de la culture islamique, présentent un intérêt particulier. Dans cet article, nous donnons une édition, une traduction et une étude d'un abrégé inconnu jusqu'ici, conservé dans un unique manuscrit, qui l'attribue à Ḥunayn ibn Isḥāq. Comme les autres abrégés, il s'agit en fait d'une doxographie de théories physiques qui ne reproduit pas toujours précisément ce que Galien a dit, mais qui reflète le discours de l'époque où elle a été rédigée.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2015 

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