Oxford University Press (2010)

This study looks at how the seventeenth-century philosopher Sadr al-Din al-Shirazi, known as Mulla Sadra, attempted to reconcile the three major forms of ...
Keywords Knowledge, Theory of (Islam  Philosophy, Islamic
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Call number B753.M84.K24 2010
ISBN(s) 9780199735242   0199735247  
DOI 10.5840/islamicphil2010610
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The Problem of Knowledge and the Greco-Islamic Context of the Unification Argument

This chapter traces the history of the unification argument from the Greeks to Mullā Ṣadrā. It begins with earliest statements of the problem in Plato and Aristotle. Aristotle provides the first clear statement of the problem. However, he lends himself to multiple readings, and Ṣadrā does ... see more

Mullā Ṣadrā's Theory of Knowledge and the Unification Argument

This chapter is devoted to a detailed analysis of Ṣadrā's theory of knowledge. As Ṣadrā insists on the principiality of existence in all philosophical problems, it begins with a survey of his elaborate vocabulary of existence. Ṣadrā revises many of the erstwhile discussions of existence an... see more

Ṣadrā's Synthesis: Knowledge as Experience, Knowledge as Being

This chapter focuses on two issues. The first is the question of mystical knowledge and the extent to which such a term applies to Ṣadrā's epistemology. Ṣadrā argues that existence can be known only intuitively and that intuition is not only an epistemic but also a spiritual act of encount... see more

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