Muslim philosophical activities on the cusp of the Safavid era (i.e., late 9th/15th and early 10th/16th centuries) have so far escaped the attention of modern scholars. In Iran, the city of Shiraz was the principal center of philosophy at this time, and it was here that Najm al-Dīn Maḥmūd al-Nayrīzī (d. after 933/1526), whose life and works are the subject of this book, spent his formative years. An accomplished Shīʿī scholars, Nayrīzī engaged with Avicennan as well as Suhrawardian philosophy in his works. Beside Nayrīzī, the present study introduces his contemporaries among the philosophers of Shiraz and provides an outline of the main challenges of their thought, particularly of the two leading figures, Jalāl al-Dīn al-Dawānī (d. 908/1502) and Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Dashtakī.
Philosophy in Early Safavid Iran
Dimitri Gutas, Yale University
This is the second, revised and updated, edition of this foundational work introducing a reading of Avicenna's philosophical works that is consistent with his intention and purpose in philosophy. Its usefulness is enhanced with a new appendix offering a critical inventory of Avicenna's authentic ...
Cecilia Martini Bonadeo, University of Pisa
The present work provides a detailed account of the available data on ʿAbd al-Laṭīf al-Baġdādī’s biography, an outline of his philosophical thought, and a detailed analysis of his reworking of pre-Avicennian Greek and Arabic metaphysics.
Yossef Rapoport, Queen Mary University of London, and Emilie Savage-Smith, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford
The Book of Curiosities is an eleventh-century Arabic account of the heavens and the Earth, illustrated by remarkable maps and astronomical diagrams. This authoritative edition and translation opens a unique window onto the geographical and astrological knowledge of medieval Islam.
Jan Thiele, SOAS, London
This book offers an account of the life and thought of al-Ḥasan ar-Raṣṣāṣ (d. 1188 C.E.), who was among the most influential theologians of Yemeni Zaydism. Dieses Buch untersucht Leben und Denken von al-Ḥasan ar-Raṣṣāṣ (st. 1188), einem der einflussreichsten Theologen der jemenitischen Zaydiyya.
Damien Janos, Georg-August University Göttingen
This study analyzes key concepts in al-Fārābī’s cosmology and provides a new interpretation of his philosophical development through an analysis of the Greco-Arabic sources and a contextualization of his life and thought in the cultural and intellectual milieu of his time.
Jan Thiele, Freie Universität Berlin
This book examines the theory of causality formulated by the Zaydī al-Ḥasan ar-Raṣṣāṣ, whose thought bears witness to the symbiosis between Zaydī and Bahšamī theology in 6th/12th century Yemen. Die vorliegende Studie stellt die Kausalitätstheorie des Zayditen al-Ḥasan ar-Raṣṣāṣ als ein Produkt ...
Edited by David Reisman and Felicitas Opwis
This collection of essays covers the classical heritage and Islamic culture, classical Arabic science and philosophy, and Muslim religious sciences, showing continuation of Greek and Persian thought as well as original Muslim contributions to the sciences, philosophy, religion, and culture of Islam.
Hikmet Yaman, Ankara University
Analyzing the concept of ḥikmah in early Islamic texts, this book brings earliest scholarly materials to the service of modern readers and thus offers a comprehensive contextualization of this subtle and elusive notion in the collective usage of early Muslim authors, especially in the works of ...
Khaled El-Rouayheb, Harvard University
Tiana Koutzarova, University of Bonn
By examining Ibn Sīnā’s critique of metaphysics, the present book provides the first systematic reconstruction of his new foundation of the First Philosophy and its transcendental reading based on the analysis of all the relevant texts within the Avicennian corpus.
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