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Ibn Tufayl : no man is an island

Author: Taneli Kukkonen
Publisher: Richmond : Oneworld, 2014.
Series: Makers of the Muslim world.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ibn Tufayl (1105–1185) was an Andalusian courtier, philosopher, Sufi master, and royal physician to the Almohad Caliphs. He inspired the 12th-century Andalusian revolt against Ptolemaic astronomy and through his sponsorship he was also responsible for the career of the most renowned Aristotelian of medieval times, Abu al-Walid Ibn Rushd (the Latin Averroes). In Ibn Tufayl, we see an exemplar of the kind of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version
Named Person: Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Malik Ibn Ṭufayl; Muḥammad ibn ʻAbd al-Malik Ibn Ṭufayl
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Taneli Kukkonen
ISBN: 9781780746173 1780746172
OCLC Number: 890162376
Description: 1 online resource (p. cm.)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE; HAYY IBN YAQZAN: AN OVERVIEW; LIFE AND TIMES; THE ALMOHAD REVOLUTION; A NEW INTELLECTUAL ORDER; THE CAVES OF GUADIX; THE MEDICAL TRADITION; IN ROYAL SERVICE; SUFI, MUSICOLOGIST, MEDICAL AUTHOR; SPONSOR; HAYY; HAYY: A SYNOPSIS; AN ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN; HAYY'S THEME; POINTERS AND REMINDERS; THE SPIRAL PATH; AUTHORITY AND AUTHENTICATION; HARMONY AND HIERARCHY; ISLAND LIFE; THE ISLAND; THE PERFECT CLIMATE; FROM CEYLON TO MALI; THE TWICE-BORN CHILD; HISTORY OR DRAMA?; SEEING WITH ONE'S OWN EYES; BEGINNING FROM THE BEGINNING; EXPERIENCE AND ART The limits of skillnature; taking in the world; structure and scaffolding; suspended between worlds; natures and powers; forms and universals; synthesis and analysis; matter; the elements; the heavenly spheres; soul; living nature; vital heat; the vehicle of the soul; the spirit which is god's; diffusion and suffusion; plurality and unity; the human distinction; the science of the soul; three duties; finitude and transcendence; two worlds; ought from is; three lives; the conservation principle; kinship with the heavens; leaving the world behind; god; unveiling the mysteries FROM ASCETICISM TO MYSTICISMTASTING THE TRUTH; THEOLOGICAL PRECEPTS; LIKE KNOWING LIKE; ANNIHILATION AND RESTORATION; FACES AND NAMES; THE "EASTERN WISDOM"; SENSATION AND INTELLECTION; ARRIVAL; RELIGION; RELIGION AND SOCIETY; ASAL AND SALAMAN; LANGUAGE AND REALITY; MODELING PERFECTION; RE-ENTERING THE CAVE; HUMAN WEAKNESS; MORALITY AND SCRIPTURE; MORTALITY AND REVELATION; AFTERLIFE; ARABIC MARGINS; HEBREW ECHOES; EARLY MODERN SUCCESS; THE "ROBINSON" QUESTION; ORIENTALIST IDEAS; BACK TO IBN TUFAYL; BIBLIOGRAPHY; Primary sources; English translations; Scholarly literature
Series Title: Makers of the Muslim world.
Responsibility: Taneli Kukkonen.

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A timely biography of Ibn Tufayl that sets one of the most famous Arabic philosophical works - Hayy ibn Yaqdhan - in its historical and philosophical context  Read more...

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