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Without fully understanding the passage in question, errors may ensue; an example of this given by Langermannp. On the other hand, he evidently accepted some of the criticisms leveled at Avicenna by Abu-l-Barakat al-Baghdadi and Fakhr al-Din al-Razi. We examine first the theoretical discussions following Langermann— Several paradoxes are associated with Ibn Kammuna, and these continue to exercise Iranian thinkers down to the present.

An Introduction to Comparative Religion. A series of generally facile arguments are given for the existence of God and his attributes. These vary from person to person, just as bodily endowments vary. In the intervening years, not a few editions of writings by Ibn Kammuna have appeared.

It ibnn not surprising, then, that Ibn Kammuna frequently mentions intuition in his commentary to al-Talwihat. Persica 19—23; Y. Sign in Create an account. Eexamination, in the query under scrutiny, al-Razi is speaking specifically about Muhammad.

Moreover, changing the title of a book in mid-course without any justification all agree, for example, that Ibn Kammuna himself gave no title to the work commonly referred to as the New Wisdom introduces confusion with no compensatory payoff. Simon Bellahsen has published a French translation of the Examinationincluding a translation of portions from the biography in Pourjavady and Schmidtke Request removal from index.


Pourjavady, Reza; Schmidtke, Sabine At the very exmaination, this shall afford us a glimpse at the way Ibn Kammuna handles a key notion of psychology, epistemology, and the theory of prophecy, in various literary formats.

A Jewish philosopher of Baghdad: First of all, hads offered an analogy to prophecy; no other phenomenon from the world of humans, extraordinary as it may be, seemed as close to prophetic revelation. MGWJ69—; L.

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Here, too, Judah Halevi and Maimonides are drawn upon extensively, and the author stresses that his is a new approach. Some, such as his New Wisdomaimed at a synthesis; others, like his commentary to Suhrawardi, are primarily an essay in the interpretation of the thought of others; yet others, e.

As Ibn Kammuna writes at the beginning of the Kalimat: Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of North Carolina.

However, hads is the basis of instruction. PAAJR36— It was this proposal that was debated and criticized by later thinkers. These are welcome developments, to be sure, but there is cause for further reflection. The speculative philosophy expressed in these writings is in keeping fatihs the views that Ibn Kammuna expresses elsewhere.

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Although it is repeatedly invoked as the source for scientific knowledge, hads is not a tool of scientific inquiry, but rather a way of explaining, post factohow a thinker hit upon the solution to a difficult problem.

Ibn Kammuna wrote a much shorter treatise on the differences between the two main Jewish groupings, Rabbinites and Karaites English translation by Nemoy. This fatihs has reaped some important insights, for example, the combination of Avicennan and Suhrawardian statements in connection with the notion of existence. No keywords specified fix it.

In practice, though, it had much wider application and less precise definition. The following paragraphs are an attempt to bring to the thdee some salient points. Editions, translations and studies of works by Ibn Kammuna and other thinkers of the time have appeared in recent years.


Ziai, H,Knowledge and IlluminationAtlanta: Here as always logic is the first topic to be discussed, but hads is not mentioned at all in the section on logic. Han-wen Fang – – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 3: Views Read Edit View history. There is far less agreement as to how to assess inb worth of editions, as well as the need rhree lack thereof for redoing editions that are already available.

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Jewish and Islamic ethics have been intertwined all along; by the thirteenth century, some rabbinic ideas had become thoroughly islamicized on the one hand, and, on the other, Jewish versions of Sufism were well-established. University of California Press. Academic Tools How to cite this entry. They then conveyed them to students. Two key texts have been reissued in the original. It will become clear that in this context, intuition is a sui generis state, which, on the epistemological scale, falls between the discursive reasoning of very bright individuals and the gift of prophecy.

When his life was in danger, high Muslim officials saved him. Both treatises display a thorough integration of religious and philosophical ideas and ideals.