An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, Vol IV: From the School of Illumination to Philosophical Mysticism

An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia, Vol IV: From the School of Illumination to Philosophical Mysticism

by Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Mehdi Aminrazavi
     
 

The fourth volume ofAn Anthology of Philosophy in Persia deals with one of the richest and yet least known periods of philosophical life in Persia, the centuries between the seventh-thirteenth century, that saw the eclipse of the school of Khorosan, and the tenth-sixteenth century that coincided with the rise of the Safavids. The main schools dealt with in

Overview

The fourth volume ofAn Anthology of Philosophy in Persia deals with one of the richest and yet least known periods of philosophical life in Persia, the centuries between the seventh-thirteenth century, that saw the eclipse of the school of Khorosan, and the tenth-sixteenth century that coincided with the rise of the Safavids. The main schools dealt with in this volume are the Peripatetic (mashsha'i) School, the School of Illumination (ishraq) of Suhrawardi, and various forms of philosophical Sufism, especially the school of Ibn 'Arabi, that had its origins in the works of Ghazzali and 'Ayn al-Qudat Hamadani. This period was also notable for the philosopher-scientists such as Nasir al-Din Tusi and Qutb al-Din Shirazi.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781848857490
Publisher:
I. B.Tauris & Company, Limited
Publication date:
01/22/2013
Pages:
440
Sales rank:
720,714
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.50(h) x 2.10(d)

Meet the Author

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. He is the author of over 300 articles and thirty books, and has lectured widely on Islamic philosophy.

Mehdi Aminrazavi is the author and editor of numerous books and articles, and is currently Professor of Philosophy and Religion at the University of Mary Washington, where he directs the Middle Eastern Studies Program.

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