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256 pages | 19 B/W Illus.
This book is the first comprehensive attempt to explain Ibn ‘Arabî’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 drawbacks in the current models such as the historical Zeno's paradoxes of motion and the recent Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox (EPR) that underlines the discrepancies between Quantum Mechanics and Relativity.
1. Cosmology and Time 2. General Aspects of Ibn ‘Arabî's Concept of Time 3. The Significance of the Week and its Seven Days 4. The Actual Flow of Time 5. Unicity and Multiplicity 6. The Single-Monad Model of the Cosmos 7. The Single-Monad Model and its Implications for Modern Physics. Conclusion