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Metaphysical Penetrations

A Parallel English-Arabic Text

Seyyed Hossein Nasr Ibrahim Kalin Mulla Sadra



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Brigham Young University Press
15 June 2014
Mulla Sadra (ca. 1572-1640) is one of the most prominent figures of post-Avicennan Islamic philosophy and among the most important philosophers of Safavid Persia. He was a prolific writer whose work advanced the fields of intellectual and religious science in Islamic philosophy, but arguably his most important contribution to Islamic philosophy is in the study of existence (wujud) and its application to such areas as cosmology, epistemology, psychology, and eschatology. Sadra represents a paradigm shift from the Aristotelian metaphysics of fixed substances, which had dominated Islamic philosophy, to an analysis of existence as the ultimate ground and dynamic source of things. He posits that all beings derive their reality and truth from theirwujudand that a proper philosophical analysis must therefore start and eventually end with it. The present work's focus on Sadra's gradational ontology provides a strong foundation for the reader to understand Sadra's other works and later texts by other philosophers working in the same field. This edition contains parallel English-Arabic texts and a new translation by preeminent scholar of Islamic philosophy Seyyed Hossein Nasr.
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Imprint:   Brigham Young University Press
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 24mm,  Width: 16mm,  Spine: 2mm
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9780842528399
ISBN 10:   0842528393
Series:   Islamic Translation Series
Pages:   320
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Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is the University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Ibrahim Kalin currently serves as chief advisor to the prime minister of Turkey and is a fellow at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University.

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