Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy

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Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī

  • Cecilia Martini Bonadeo
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-9729-4_541

In the tenth century Baghdad, during the decay of the ʿAbbāsid Caliphate and in the following Buyid age, the translators were still at work translating into Arabic the last Syriac versions of Greek philosophical works, and revising some of the already available Arabic versions. In addition, an increasingly autonomous and original philosophical discussion was moving its first steps. In this context, we meet Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī.

Abū Zakariyyā Yaḥyā ibn ʿAdī ibn Ḥamīd ibn Zakariyyā al-Takrītī al-Manṭiqī (893–974) is well known through the works of the ancient Arab biographers. Those who mention Yaḥyā b. ʿAdī are al-Masʿūdī (d. c. 956) in his Kitāb al-Tanbīh wa-l-Ishrāf, Ibn al-Nadīm (990) in the Kitāb al-Fihrist, Abū Ḥayyān al-Tawḥīdī (d. 1023?) in the Muqābasāt and in the Kitāb al-Imtāʿ wa-l-muʾānasa, al-Bayhaqī (d. c. 1169) in his Tatimmat ṣiwān al-ḥikma, Ibn al-Qifṭī (d. 1248) in the Taʾrīkh al-ḥukamāʾ, Ibn Abī Uṣaybiʿa (d. 1270) in the ʿUyūn al-anbāʾ fī ṭabaqāt al-aṭibbāʾ, Ibn al-ʿIbrī,...

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecilia Martini Bonadeo
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  1. 1.Dipartimento di FilosofiaUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly