Ibn ‘Arabî - Time and Cosmology

By Mohamed Haj Yousef

© 2008 – Routledge

256 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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About the Book

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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

Mohamed Haj Yousef is lecturer in the Department of Physics, United Arab Emirates University.

About the Series

Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

This series studies the Middle East through the twin foci of its diverse cultures and civilizations. Comprising original monographs as well as scholarly surveys, it covers topics in the fields of Middle Eastern literature, archaeology, law, history, philosophy, science, folklore, art, architecture and language. While there is a plurality of views, the series presents serious scholarship in a lucid and stimulating fashion.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHI000000
PHILOSOPHY / General
PHI022000
PHILOSOPHY / Religious
REL037000
RELIGION / Islam / General
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies