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Ibn ʻArabī - time and cosmology

Author: Muḥammad ʻAlī Ḥājj Yūsuf
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2008.
Series: Culture and civilisation in the Middle East, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is the first comprehensive attempt to explain Ibn Arabi's distinctive view of time and its role in the process of creating the cosmos and its relation with the Creator. By comparing this original view with modern theories of physics and cosmology, Mohamed Haj Yousef constructs a new cosmological model that may deepen and extend our understanding of the world, while potentially solving some of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Ibn al-ʻArabī; Ibn al-ʻArabī; Muhji-ad-Din Ibn-al-Arabi
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Muḥammad ʻAlī Ḥājj Yūsuf
ISBN: 9780415444996 0415444993 9780415664011 0415664012 9780203938249 0203938240
OCLC Number: 145431773
Description: xxii, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: A brief overview of early cosmological models --
Modern cosmology --
Summary of modern theories of cosmology --
Preliminary outline of Ibn Arabî's Cosmology --
Time in philosophy and science, introduction --
Time in Greek philosophy --
Time in earlier Islamic philosophy --
Time in Western philosophy --
Time in modern science --
Curved time and the big bang --
The arrow of time --
Time travel --
Quantum time --
Introducing Ibn Arabî's view of time --
General aspects of Ibn Arabî's concept of time --
What is time --
Physical time and spiritual time --
The origin of the world --
The origin of time? --
Space-time and the speed of light --
Motion --
Relative and curved time --
The discrete nature of time --
The 'chest' of time --
Circular time and cyclical time --
The two cycles of life --
'Days' --
Days of other orbs and divine --
Names --
The daytime and night --
The 'single day' --
Moments --
The future, the present and the past --
Eternity --
The age --
Other expressions of time --
The significance of the week and its seven days --
The significance of the week in theology and astronomy --
The four main time cycles : the day, the week, the month, the year --
The week as the primary time cycle --
The divine origin of the seven days of the week --
The significance of each day of the divine week --
'The first day' of creation --
'The second day' of creation --
'The third day' of creation --
'The fourth day' of creation --
'The fifth day' of creation --
The sixth 'day of gathering --
The seventh 'day of rest' --
Space-time and creation in six days --
The actual flow of time --
The original days of event --
The 'circulated' days --
The 'taken-out' days --
The 'intertwined' days --
Demonstrating the intertwined days --
The significance of the intertwined days --
The motion of the seven days in the zodiac --
The kinds of events : hours, minutes and seconds --
Unicity and multiplicity --
The contrasting approaches of sufism and philosophy --
Unicity versus multiplicity --
The unicity of God and His Names --
The metaphysical triplicity ('trinity') of the cosmos --
The Oneness of Being --
The principle of ever-renewed creation --
The single-monad model of the cosmos --
The three hypotheses : the single monad, the principle of ever-renewed creation, the actual flow of time --
The different names of the single monad --
The structure of the monad --
The greatest element --
Analogies in the macrocosms --
The black stone and the Kaaba --
The spiritual hierarchy --
The world of letters --
The hierarchy of divine names --
Spreading the shadows --
Creation scenario : the world as a movie --
The single-monad model and its implications for modern physics --
Testing possibilities --
Timeless motion --
Simultaneity --
Zeno's paradoxes --
Discreteness and continuousness --
The epr paradox --
Causality and induction --
Superstrings and the science of letters --
The properties of matter --
Dimensions of the unseen world --
The real (0d) --
The angels (1d) --
The jinn (2d) --
The humans (3d) --
The after-world.
Series Title: Culture and civilisation in the Middle East, 11.
Responsibility: Mohamed Haj Yousef.
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