Philosophical and mystical dimensions in the thought and writings of Mîr Findiriskî with special reference to his Qaṣîdah Ḥikmîyah [Book Review]


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Mir Abu al-Qasim Findiriski a prominent scholar of the Ṣafwid period played an important role in the development of Shi'i Irfan and Ḥikmah. He was a classmate and close friend of Mir Damad and Shaykh-i Baha'i. Beside the other major juridical, traditional, philosophical, and mystical accomplishments of the School of Isfahan, the philosophical and mystical contributions of Mir Findiriski are invaluable. Although he was not a fertile writer, the uniqueness of his works has drawn remarkable attention. Many considered him a great teacher of peripatetic philosophy. This thesis aims to display Mir Findiriski's achievements in these fields and attempts to exhibit the originality in his exceptional mystico-philosophical ode. In this ode Mir Findiriski summarized the principles of ḥikmah. Considering his mystical and scientific writings, and various narrative accounts of his spirituality and super-natural powers, his reputation as a great philosopher and mystic of the Ṣafavid period appears to be well deserved. This thesis evaluates various aspects of his life in some detail and a number of ambiguities surrounding the corpus of his writings are resolved through a complete list of his works. Finally, an overview of his doctrines on ontological as well as epistemological problems in his work is presented.
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