'… this volume stands out as a well-structured and comprehensive handbook on Avicenna … a remarkable achievement … each and every essay is an outstanding piece of scholarship, which offers a state-of-the-art presentation of its subject as well as break[ing] new ground and advanc[ing] our knowledge of Avicenna's life, thought, and legacy … the volume is unquestionably a treasure trove of information and a truly indispensable contribution to Avicennian studies … The editor, Peter Adamson, deserves the highest praise for publishing an enlightening and comprehensive handbook on Avicenna that will remain a fundamental point of reference for generations to come.'
Source: Ilahiyat Studies
'The collection captures an important moment in the emergent field of modern Avicennian studies, when the grand ‘cartographic’ project is being taken into impressively larger scales.'
Source: Journal of Islamic Studies
'If we are to make the case for intellectual historians and historians of philosophy to bring Avicenna into a new canon, or to locate him in a curriculum that goes beyond the desire to form canons, this book is a vital offering to that cause … It is hard to quibble with the merits of this volume, and readers interested in Islamic thought, and in particular Islamic philosophy, as well as historians of philosophers will profit from a careful reading, using it to map out possible research trajectories.'
Source: Journal of the American Oriental Society