BLACK, DEBORAH Contact Areas of Interest

Black, Deborah
Department of Philosophy
170 St George Street
Toronto, ON  M5R 2M8
t: 416-946-5983
  • Classical Arabic philosophy
  • Medieval Latin philosophy, especially epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind


BA, MA, PhD (Toronto)
Professor, Department of Philosophy

Selected 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).

“Models of the Mind: Metaphysical Presuppositions of the Averroist and Thomistic Accounts of Intellection” (2004); “Soul and Intellect in Arabic Philosophy,” in The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy (2004).

“Knowledge and Certitude in Al-Farabi” (2006).

“Avicenna on Self-Awareness And Knowing that One Knows” (2008).

“Al-Farabi on Meno’s Paradox” (2008).

“The Nature of Intellect” in The Cambridge History of Medieval Philosophy.