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Revelation, Intellectual Intuition and Reason in the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra

An Analysis of the al-hikmah al-'arshiyyah, 1st Edition

By Zailan Moris

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240 pages

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This book examines and analyses the legitimacy of the widely held claim that Mulla Sadra's philosophy (al-hikmah al-muta'aliyyah) is a synthesis of principles and doctrines drawn from revelation (wahy), gnosis ('irfan/ma'rifah) and discursive philosophy (al-hikmah al-bahthiyyah). In Mulla Sadra's view, these three major sources of knowledge can be brought together without contradiction and accorded their respective roles in the human quest for true and certain knowledge.

This book discusses and demonstrates how Mulla Sadra achieves this synthesis as contained in and exemplified by his text, al-Hikmah al-'arshiyyah or Wisdom from the Divine Throne. An evaluation on whether or not Mulla Sadra's synthesis is successful is also undertaken. The criteria used for the evaluation are the internal coherence of his ideas, their conformity to Islamic teachings and impact on Islamic thinkers after him.

Table of Contents

1. Knowledge ('Ilm) in Islam: A General Background for Understanding Mulla Sadra's Epistemological Views 2. Revelation, Intellectual Intuition and Reason in the Quran and I Ladith and in Subsequent Islamic Thought before Mulla Sadra 3. The Life and Works of Mulla Sadra 4. Does There Exist a Synthesis of the Truth Claims of Revelation Gnosis and Discursive Philosophy in the Philosophy of Mulla Sadra? 5. How Does Mulla Sadra Synthesise the Truth Claims of Revelation, Gnosis and Discursive Philosophy in his Philosophy? 6. Is Mulla Sadra Successful in his Synthesising Effort?

About the Series

Routledge Sufi Series

The Routledge Sufi Series provides short introductions to a variety of facets of the subject, which are accessible both to the general reader and the student and scholar in the field. Each book will be either a synthesis of existing knowledge or a distinct contribution to, and extension of, knowledge of the particular topic. The two major underlying principles of the Series are sound scholarship and readability.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI021000
PHILOSOPHY / Reference
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General