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The Mystical Philosophy Of Avicenna Parviz Morewedge

The Mystical Philosophy Of Avicenna

Parviz Morewedge

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ISBN : 9781883058234
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239 pages
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This collection of essays focuses on the ontology of the most important medieval Muslim philosopher, Ibn Sina (980-1037), proffering the theses that: (a) his ontology is incompatible with monotheistic theologies- (b) his cosmogony is not derivableMoreThis collection of essays focuses on the ontology of the most important medieval Muslim philosopher, Ibn Sina (980-1037), proffering the theses that: (a) his ontology is incompatible with monotheistic theologies- (b) his cosmogony is not derivable from either Aristotelian or Neoplatonic systems- and finally (c) the mystical dimension of his system is in accord with monistic “nature mysticism,” as classified by R. C. Zaehner. In contrast to the views of a majority of contemporary scholars, that Ibn Sina’s philosophy essentially follows monotheistic or Greek philosophical systems, this collection emphasizes his original contributions to ontology and meta-mysticism.