The Islamic Intellectual Tradition in Persia

The Islamic Intellectual Tradition in Persia

by Mehdi Amin Razavi Aminrazavi, Seyyed Hossein Nasr
     
 

This volume gathers together the numerous essays by the Iranian metaphysician and ontologist, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, on Islamic philosophers and the intricate relationship between Persian culture and its philosophical schools. Brought together into a single volume for the first time, these essays span four decades of Nasr's prolific and learned scholarship on the

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This volume gathers together the numerous essays by the Iranian metaphysician and ontologist, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, on Islamic philosophers and the intricate relationship between Persian culture and its philosophical schools. Brought together into a single volume for the first time, these essays span four decades of Nasr's prolific and learned scholarship on the development of Islamic philosophy, as well as the general history of Islam, and expound his belief that philosophy is not merely a rational but a sacred activity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780700703142
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/04/1996
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.88(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction
1Mysticism and Traditional Philosophy in Persia, Pre-Islamic and Islamic3
2Cosmography in Pre-Islamic and Islamic Persia. The Question of the Continuity of Iranian Culture10
3The Tradition of Islamic Philosophy in Persia and its Significance for the Modern World28
4The Significance of Persian Philosophical Works in the Tradition of Islamic Philosophy47
5Why was al-Farabi called the Second Teacher?59
6Ibn Sina: A General Survey66
7Ibn Sina's Prophetic Philosophy76
8Biruni as Philosophe92
9Biruni versus Ibn Sina on the Nature of the Universe100
10Nasir-i Khusraw: The Philosopher-Poet103
11Fakhr al-Din Razi107
12Suhrawardi: A General Survey125
13The Persian Works of Shaykh al-Ishraq Suhrawardi154
14The Spread of the Illuminationist School of Suhrawardi160
15Omar Khayyam: Philosopher-Poet-Scientist175
16The World View and Philosophical Perspective of Hakim Nizami Ganjawi178
17Afdal al-Din Kashani and the Philosophical World of Khwajah Nasir al-Din Tusi189
18Muhammad ibn Muhammad Nasir al-Din Tusi207
19Qutb al-Din Shirazi216
20The Status of Rashid al-Din Fadallah in the History of Islam Philosophy and Science228
21The School of Isfahan239
22Sadr al-Din Shirazi271
23Mulla Hadi Sabziwari304
24Islamic Philosophical Activity in Contemporary Persia: A Survey of Activity in the 50's and 60's323

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