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7. Cf. the edition of this treatise prepared by Walzer and Michelangelo Guidi, "Studi su al-Kindi I", op. 'il, I: 372, 373. 15 and n. 15 1). }~I ~\ as such which is superior to ~W~l r}J, but only that :f~1 ~I which is received through revelation, in which case it is not metaphysics as commonly understood but a supposedly unique kind of knowledge. However, as we shall see, al-Kindi proceeds to convert this "divine knowledge" into what we commonly recognize as metaphysics. 8. Following Arthur J. 149.

II (1942) : 262-288, particularly pp. 268 ff. As regards the Muntluzkhab $iwiin al-ljikmah, it would appear on internal grounds that al-Kindi is indeed the author or the philosophical views attributed to him, and possibly or the gnomic utterances as well; though both genres and their contents are clearly indebted to ultimately Greek sources. Attributing these moralistic remarks to al-Kindi, of course, does not necessarily mean that he practised what he preached, though there is no necessity to believe he did not, either.

The "first cause" sense of cause in the Theology, pp. 205 f. Lewis /50 f. Badawi; 231 Lewis /26 Badawi; 263 Lewis /108 Badawi. 23. Cf. , pp. 271 f. Lewis/lI2 Badawi (Enn. V. l. ) ; 291 f. Lewisfl34 f. Badawi (E~n. V 2. ) ; and the "Dicta Sapientis Badawi. , God) with any scheme which would show how this One relates to the world. Cf. FP, p. 132. 24. Cf. FP, pp. 140-143. 25. , p. 151; this whole discussion being in FP pp. 143 If. cr. Plotinus' discussion of number, Theology, pp. 271 Lewis /113 Badawi (Enn.

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