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Tuesday, July 17, 2018
The life of the mind in contemporary Iran
Read alongside the recent interventions in modern Iranian intellectual history by Cyrus Schayegh , Alireza Doostdar on the metaphysical and...
Whatever happened to the school of Isfahan?
I do not normally like using the concept of the school of Isfahan, not least because as I have argued in my entry on the subject in the Ency...
Sunday, February 4, 2018
In this age of handbooks, companions and encyclopaedias, the Ueberweg - or to give it its proper title Grundriss der Geschichte der Philosop...
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
Mullā Ṣadrā on the esoteric
Not surprisingly, Mullā Ṣadrā has plenty to say about the practice of esotericism, about taʾwīl and the proper attitude one needs to take on...
Sunday, January 7, 2018
Conceptualising Theology in Islam: Beyond kalām
There is little doubt that Islamic intellectual history is enjoying quite a vogue at the moment and areas such as the historical study of Q...
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
An important Safavid text of the masāʾil genre
I have previously written a blog post on the significance of the Safavid thinker Mullā Shamsā Gīlānī (d. c. 1064/1654), student of Mīr Dāmā...
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
The Avicennian Tradition - the Iranian and Indian Legacies in Metaphysics
The Avicennian Tradition : Here is my conceptualisation of what happens to the Avicennian tradition mediated by the commentaries tradition...
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