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The Influence of the Avicennan Theory of Science on Philosophical Sufism : The Concept of the Divine Science in Qūnawī and Fanārī (2020)


Daşdemir, Y. (2020). The Influence of the Avicennan Theory of Science on Philosophical Sufism : The Concept of the Divine Science in Qūnawī and Fanārī. Oriens : Journal of Philosophy, Theology and Science in Islamic Societies, 48(1-2), 156-187. https://doi.org/10.1163/18778372-04801006


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All authors or editors: Daşdemir, Yusuf

Journal or series: Oriens : Journal of Philosophy, Theology and Science in Islamic Societies

ISSN: 0078-6527

eISSN: 1877-8372

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 48

Issue number: 1-2

Pages range: 156-187

Publisher: Brill

Publication country: Netherlands

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1163/18778372-04801006

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Partially open access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/71593


Abstract

This article discusses the application of the Avicennan theory of demonstrative science on taṣawwuf, or the Divine Science (al-ʿilm al-ilāhī), by members of the Akbarian tradition, particularly Ibn ʿArabī’s (d. 1240) stepson and most influential disciple, Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī (d. 1274), and his commentators, among whom the most prominent was Mullā Muḥammad b. Ḥamza al-Fanārī (d. 1431). It aims to find out what kind of relationship was developed between Avicennan logic and Sufism by the two members of the Akbarian school in the post-classical Islamic thought. It also seeks to show that the convergence between different currents of Islamic thought—Sufism and philosophy in this case—led to some adaptation problems and internal inconsistencies for these currents.


Keywords: Arabic philosophy; philosophy of science; logic; metaphysics; Islam; Sufism

Free keywords: Avicennan theory of demonstrative science; Akbarian tradition of Sufism; Ṣadr al-Dīn al-Qūnawī; Mullā Fanārī

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Reporting Year: 2020

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