Marmura, Michael Elias

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Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations

Medieval Islamic Philosophy

BA University of Wisconsin

PhD University of Michigan (1959) Islamic Philosophy

Born in Jerusalem, Palestine, 11 November 1929 , died Thursday September 17, 2009 in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.  A scholar in the field of medieval Islamic philosophy, Michael served the University of Toronto for over fifty years as a professor (1959-1995), chair and professor emeritus in the Department of Middle East and Islamic Studies, later to be named Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations. He worked closely with the Pontifical Institute at the University.


Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (FRSC)


Refutation of Galen's Treatise on the Theory of Motion. (1971)

Islamic Theology and Philosophy: Studies in Honour of George F. Hourani. Albany, N.Y.: State University of New York, 1984.

The Incoherence of the Philosophers. (1998/2002)

The Metaphysics of The Healing (2005)

Probing in Islamic Philosophy: Studies in the philosophies of Ibn Sina, Al-Ghazali, and other major Muslim thinkers. (2005)