The Philosophy of Illumination

The Philosophy of Illumination

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Shihab al-Din al-Suhrawardi was born around 1154, probably in Northwestern Iran. Spurred by a dream in which Aristotle appeared to him, he rejected the Avicennan Peripatetic philosophy of his youth and undertook the task of reviving the philosophical tradition of the "Ancients." His philosophy grants an epistemological role to immediate and atemporal intuition. It is explicitly anti-Peripatetic and is identified with the pre-Aristotelian sages, particularly Plato.
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  • Hardback | 323 pages
  • 160 x 236 x 33mm | 858g
  • Utah, United States
  • English, Arabic
  • 0842524576
  • 9780842524575
  • 487,142

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