Avicenna and the Visionary Recital has 31 ratings and 2 reviews. Abdullah said: I guess Corbin is confused a little bit about why Avicenna wrote the reci. The cycle of Avicennan recitalsTranslation of the Persian commentary on the recital of Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān. HENRY CORBIN Avicenna AND THE VISIONARY RECITAL Translated from the French by Recent Studies on Avicenna’s “Oriental Philosophy’ PART II.

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Bahador Ali rated it it was amazing Jun 17, The Encounter with the Angel, pg. Precisely this leads them aicenna depreciate the most explicit testimonies to an ex- perience that transcends the rational and “natural” realm to which they would fain relegate what is not in agreement with their dogmatic conception of mysti- cism.

History of Western Philosophy. Part II is a complete translation, with notes, of the Persian commentary. The author is also happy, at the same time, to express his particular grati- tude to the Bollingen Foundation, which kindly undertook the enterprise of this edition in English.

These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The Conditions of the Journey The usual procedure in this day is to pile up references to the texts that preceded the philosopher chronologically, in an at — tempt to “explain” him.

Henrik Lagerlund – – History and Philosophy of Logic 30 3: Mustafa Al-Laylah rated it really liked it Jul 09, If it is true that Avicenna’s recitals were not entirely unknown hitherto, at least the Persian commentary at- tributed to Juzjani had remained in obscurity. Avicenna in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy.

The Celestial Angels or Souls 68 8.

The Recital of the Bird, pg. Some months later a new printing enabled the work to appear in a second edition as Volumes IV and V of the Bibliotlieque Iranienne, a collection founded by the author at the Department of Iranology of the Franco-Iranian Institute, in Teheran, and to which he devoted his best efforts during the long years of his continuous residence in Iran. The Celestial Spheres, pg.


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Library of Congress Catalogue Card No.: It is chiefly this that we have sought to bring out here. I am well aware that it is this, too, that has caused a certain surprise by com- ing into collision with venerable routines.

Avicenna and Tusi on the Contradiction and Conversion of the Absolute.

Lectures on the I Ching Richard Wilhelm. The Clime of Celestial Matter, pg. So, as ocrbin said some lines before, the years having passed, we could not “update” this work without violently severing it from the Iranian context from which it emerged, existentially, at a particular moment.

Maryam rated it liked it Jan 29, To do so was, in itself, to connect Avicennism with its Iranian context; and from this point of view, texts and persons chronologically subsequent to Avicenna are of no less importance than those that preceded him in time.

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Peter rated it it was amazing Dec 12, The cycle of Avicennan recitals. The Kingdom of the Soul, pg. He attempts to end up interpreting Avicenna with some mysticism or Imamism. There is man’s philosophical situation, as the Avicennan system defines it. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Beginning of the Initiation: So I shall begin by summoning up, with all the melancholy charm of remembrance, the splendors of that celebration, which was the occa- sion for redisclosing many forgotten aspects of the great thinker, today claimed by both parties but whose life in any case was spent within the boundaries of the Iranian universe and who was able to write both an accom- plished and personal Persian and the Arabic language that is the “liturgical tongue” of Islam.

David Kopacz rated it it was amazing Aug 09, The Archangels-Cherubs or Intelligences 56 7. Beginning of the Initiation: Only then will it be comprehended how and why the same spiritual spring that gave the Iranian soul the power to pattern an Islam that is so typically its own likewise bestowed on it a special vocation in the face of the dangers that, in the Orient as every- where else, threaten the very existence of the world of the soul.


The Clime of Terrestrial Matter, pg. Before and After Avicenna: The Demons of the Soul There not exist only some references to one’s previous works, they are also a new way of thinking about being and existence for Avicenna. Avicenna and the Visionary Recital: Then too, we did not attempt to produce a work of pure historical erudition, since, for our part, we have no inclination to confine ourselves within the neutral and im- personal perspectives of historicisim.

Avicenna and the Visionary Recital : (Mythos Series)

Description In this work a distinguished scholar of Islamic religion examines the mysticism and psychological thought of the great eleventh-century Persian philosopher and physician Avicenna Ibn Sinaauthor of over a hundred works on theology, logic, medicine, and mathematics.

Ta’wil as Exegesis of the Soul 28 4. Originally published in The Recital of Salaman and Absal If “Thou Wilt, Follow Me”, pg. Seamus Gillespie – – Philosophical Studies There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In his Histoire de la philosophie islamiquehe disproved the common view that philosophy among the Muslims came to an end after Ibn Rushd, demonstrating rather that a lively philosophical activity persisted in the eastern Muslim world — especially Iran — and continues to our own day.

Because of the troubles by which Banian public life was affected at the time, the schedule originally laid down for the celebration of the Millenary of Avicenna suffered a lag of several years. Jaclyn Costello avcienna it it was amazing Mar 19,