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The world of image in Islamic philosophy : Ibn Sīnā, Suhrawardī, Shahrazūrī, and beyond

Author: Lambertus Willem Cornelis van Lit
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh university press, 2017.
Series: Edinburgh studies in Islamic apocalypticism and eschatology
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One of the most controversial issues that divided Islamic philosophers and theologians for many centuries was whether human beings would have a spiritual or bodily existence after death. Suhrawardi,  Read more...

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Named Person: Avicenne; Yaḥyā ibn Ḥabaš Šihāb al-Dīn al- Suhrawardī; Muḥammad ibn Maḥmūd Shams al-Dīn al- Shahrazūrī
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lambertus Willem Cornelis van Lit
ISBN: 9781474415859 1474415857
OCLC Number: 1027786323
Language Note: Texte en anglais avec des extraits en arabe.
Notes: Bibliogr. p. 237-255. Index.
Description: 1 vol. (VIII-278 p.) : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note:1 --
Introduction --
Questions and Answers of this Book --
Outline of the Book --
The Study of Suhrawardi: and the World of Image --
Methodology --
2 --
From Ibn Sina to Suhrawardi: The Contested Idea of Using Imagination after Death --
Ibn Sina on the Role of Imagination in Eschatology --
The Rejection by Islamic Thinkers after Ibn Sina --
Suhrawardi's Reception and Initial Development --
3 --
Suhrawardi's Recognition of an Additional Realm --
From Celestial Bodies to Suspended Images --
From Mere Fantasies to Real Things --
From Bodily Perception to Spiritual Experience --
Sources and Issues Left Undone --
4 --
Shahrazuri on Suhrawardi's Suspended Images --
Introduction to Shahrazuri's Life and Works --
Shahrazuri's Establishment of the World of Image --
The Main Features of Shahrazuri's Interpretation --
5 --
Suhrawardi's Lukewarm Commentators --
A Hesitant First Reception --
The Cautious Commentators from Shiraz --
An Alternative from Mulla Sadra --
6 --
The Reception of Shahrazuri's World of Image up until the Present Day --
Twelfth-Thirteenth Century: The Acceptance by Qutb al-Din Shirazi --
Fourteenth Century: Taftazani as an Important Transmitter --
Fifteenth-Sixteenth Century: Commentators at Work --
Seventeenth Century: Safavid Intellectuals take Notice --
Eighteenth Century: The Digestion in Shi'i Traditional Thought --
Nineteenth Century: The Balkans-to-Bengal Complex at Work --
Twentieth-Twenty-first Century: Continuing Interest --
Conspicuous Absence of Ibn 'Arabi and his Commentators --
7 --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Edinburgh studies in Islamic apocalypticism and eschatology
Responsibility: L.W.C. van Lit.
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