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As a prolific scholar he played an important role in the diffusion of new thought in the Middle East.

Rory Fox – – Examinqtion University Press. Nonetheless, his views may well have changed over the years—not at all surprising, if, as some think, he made the more traumatic act of switching religious affiliation.

Ibn Kammuna

Arabic Sciences and Philosophy15— On the other hand, Ibn Kammuna does exakination in the shorter work several cognate terms to examinatiob the person who can grasp a certain fact immediately and without the need for lengthy demonstration: We cannot say as yet how widespread this concordance was as a social phenomenon. An Introduction to Comparative Religion. The variation is seen both in the quantity of percepts that are obtained intuitively as well as in the speed of intuitive act.

Tajriba is the most usual justification for the knowledge claimed by astrologers and alchemists. We cite here the most important works, mainly in English. The tension-free concord between reasoned, independently verifiable knowledge and knowledge based on revelation and tradition science and faith, to put it more simply manifest in these writings is noteworthy.

Jewish and Islamic ethics have been intertwined all along; by the thirteenth century, some rabbinic ideas had become thoroughly islamicized on the one hand, thdee, on the other, Jewish versions of Sufism were well-established. Han-wen Fang – – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 3: As for metaphysics and psychology, we conclude by means of hads that intellect is more perfect than soul [ed. Inn Lameer scoured all three editions and published a thirty page review In the work of later thinkers, including Ibn Kammuna, the evaluation of hads served to legitimize alchemy and astrology and, more generally, to blur the distinction between demonstrative knowledge and revelation.


It is divided into kzmmuna sections. Two key texts have been reissued in the original. We examine first the jbn discussions following Langermann— This article has no associated abstract. Mystical Intuition, Shihab al-Din Suhrawardi d.

The prophet faitha have an important role to play in organizing and ordering society. Elsewhere, however, he chose a more torturous route. The following paragraphs are an attempt to bring to the fore some salient points.

Persica 19—23; Y. Viewed as a phenomenon of the human mind, it is essentially the same thing as intuition. This page was last edited on 14 Novemberat Some, such as his New Wisdomaimed at a synthesis; others, like his commentary to Suhrawardi, are primarily an essay in the interpretation of the thought of others; yet others, e.

Second, it offered a way to account for great scientific acumen. These ideas were helpful in developing a political theory of prophecy; the prophet, like the philosopher-king, is a visionary, gifted with bold leadership as well as the ability to impose a code of behavior upon his people.

Sign in Create an account. Pourjavady, Reza; Schmidtke, Sabine This is discussed in the next section. In his original writings he was freer to take a personal stand. In these writings, Ibn Kammuna pays far less attention to questions of cognition than he does in his other writings.

Ibn Kammuna (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

Note that we shall be alert to the utilization of the concept, even if the term hads does not appear thred the text under scrutiny.


Ziai, H,Knowledge and IlluminationAtlanta: Piety and Ethics 7. Here follow some items of knowledge that are said to derive from hads. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Turee – – Brill. Other Internet Resources Ibn Kammuna resources at academia.

Several editions have appeared and are discussed in the last section of this entry. Praxis and science reinforce each other in a specific way: However, one should not make too much of this.

Ibn Kammūna, Saʿd Ibn Manṣūr

examinatio The last example is particularly important because it illustrates the intimate connection between hads and tajribaa connection maintained by Ibn Kammuna and others throughout. It includes chapters on the status and virtues of the talmudic sages; the Karaite arguments impeaching the sages; and the Rabbanites’ allegations concerning the Karaites. But did he remain Jewish until his death?

Now two editions of the full text have been prepared: Writings The latest if on Ibn Kammuna have focused mainly on his psychology; his writings and doctrines in that field will be discussed below. Download our mobile app for on-the-go access to the Jewish Virtual Library.

The Science of the Soul 5. Waterhouse – – Philosophy 16 For one matter, even in cases where hads is invoked, we rarely if ever can determine just what the syllogism is for which hads has revealed the middle term.

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