Deborah Black

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Contact

Position:

Professor

Campus:

St. George,

Email Address:

Phone Number:

416-946-5983

Fax Number:

416-978-8703

Biography:

  • BA, University of Toronto
  • MA, University of Toronto
  • PhD, University of Toronto

Deborah Black’s research interests include classical Arabic philosophy and medieval Latin philosophy (13th century), especially epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and Aquinas.

For more information visit Professor Black’s personal website.

Research Interests:

Classical Islamic Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy

Publications:

  • Logic and Aristotle’s “Rhetoric” and “Poetics” in Medieval Arabic Philosophy (1990)
  • “Consciousness and Self-Knowledge in Aquinas’s Critique of Averroes’s Psychology” (1993)
  • “Mental Existence in Thomas Aquinas and Avicenna” (1999)
  • “Estimation and Imagination: Western Divergences from an Arabic Paradigm” (2000)
  • “Knowledge and Certitude in Al-Farabi (2006)
  • “Avicenna on Self-Awareness And Knowing that One Knows” (2008)
  • “Intentionality in Medieval Arabic Philosophy” (2010)
  • “Averroes on Spirituality and Intentionality in Sense Perception” (2011)
  • “Rational Imagination: Avicenna on the Cogitative Power” (2013)
  • “Certitude, Justification, and the Principles of Knowledge in Avicenna’s Epistemology” (2013)
  • “How Do We Acquire Concepts? Avicenna on Abstraction and Emanation” (2014)

Address:

Jackman Humanities Institute (room 501), 170 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5R 2M8 (Mailing address: room 400)

Secondary Address:

Centre for Medieval Studies (room 222), 125 Queen’s Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7