Deborah Black

Position:  
Professor
Email Address:  
Fax Number:  
416-978-8703
Biography:  

BA, MA, PhD (Toronto)

For more information visit Prof. Black’s personal website.

 

Office hours by appointment.

Research Interests:  
Classical Arabic philosophy; Medieval Latin philosophy, especially epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind
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:  
Department of Philosophy, 170 St. George St., Room 501