Philosophy and The Intellectual Life in Shīʿah Islam: Symposium 2015 [Hardback]

Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad (Editor); Sajjad H. Rizvi (Editor)

ISBN: 9780993588433 | Published by: The Shīah Institute Press | Series: The Shīʿah Institute Symposia Series | Year of Publication: 2017 | Language: English 276p, H234 x W156 (mm)

Philosophy and The Intellectual Life in Shīʿah Islam


Philosophy & The Intellectual Life in Shīʿah Islam contains the proceedings from The Shīʿah Institute’s first Symposium 2015, comprising a series of studies into the philosophical trends and thinkers associated with the Shīʿī tradition. The volume offers insight into the rich intellectual history in Shīʿah Islam of examining enduring and integral theological, mystical, metaphysical, and epistemological questions. The chapters are broad in scope, commencing from the classical period of philosophical theology and proceeding to examine philosophical aspects of the thought of al-Shaykh al-Mufīd, Mīr Dāmād, and Mullā Ṣadrā, amongst others. The volume aims to make an initial contribution, both by opening up fresh lines of inquiry into the ‘Intellectual Life in Shīʿah Islam’ and by encouraging further research into Shīʿī intellectual history.

Table of Contents

Sayyid Amjad H. Shah Naqavi
Sajjad H. Rizvi
Chapter 1: The Theory of States from al-Mufīd to al-Murtaā
Hussein Abdulsater
Chapter 2: ‘Imamate by any other name would smell as sweet’: Ibn al-ʿArabī’s Doctrine of the Perfect Man (al-insān al-kāmil)
Saiyad Nizamuddin Ahmad
Chapter 3: Seals and Sealing of Walāyah in ūfī and Shīʿī Texts: The Cases of al-Ḥakīm al- Tirmidhī and Saʿd al-Dīn amūyah
Elizabeth R. Alexandrin
Chapter 4: The Wisdom of God and the Tragedy of History: The Concept of Appearance (badāʾ) in Mīr Dāmād’s Lantern of Brightness
Matheiu Terrier
Chapter 5: Applying Gradational Ontology to Logic: Mullā adrā on Propositions
Sümeyye Parildar
Chapter 6: The Intellect in Mullā adrā’s Commentary on the Uūl al-kāfī
Jari Kaukua
Chapter 7: Rajab ʿAlī Tabrīzī’s ‘Refutation’ of Ṣadrian Metaphysics
Muhammad U. Faruque & Mohammed Rustom
Chapter 8: The Imām’s Ethical Body: Embodied Virtue and the Human Constitution in Shīʿī Philosophy
Cyrus Ali Zargar

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