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The Other Arabic Version of Proclus’ De Aeternitate mundi. The Surviving First Eight Arguments*

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AbstractProclus’ De Aeternitate mundi was, especially in combination with its refutation by Philoponus, highly popular in Medieval Arabic Islamic Philosophy. So far two different, incomplete Arabic translations of De Aet. are known to be extant, one anonymous, the other ascribed to Isāq b. unayn. Isāq’s version was edited by Badawī and its version of the first argument was translated, at least twice into English and once into German. The other version is, for the first time, edited and translated in the present article, which also examines the quotations from the De Aet. in Ibn Suwār, al-Isfizārī and al-Shahrastānī.

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