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However, here as elsewhere, he takes note of the abilities of gifted people to grasp issues that remain recalcitrant to others who are not so endowed. On the whole, Ibn Kammuna downplays the political function of prophecy. The Hebrew University Magnes Press. University of North Carolina.

Moreover, changing the title of a book in mid-course without any justification all agree, for example, that Ibn Kammuna himself gave no title to the work commonly referred to as the New Wisdom introduces confusion with no compensatory payoff. The evidence from theee in later writers, who generally refer to him as a Jew, would indicate so.

As a prolific scholar he played an important role in the diffusion of new thought in the Middle East. In practice, though, it had much wider application and less precise definition.

It meets the requirements of formal logic, since it supplies the middle term of the syllogism, and hence is demonstrative. Added to PP examinaton Total downloads 11of 2, Recent downloads 6 examinaton 2of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Ibn Kammuna’s commentary on Shahab al-Din Suhrawardi’s Talwihatthe core text of Illuminationist philosophy is deemed as one of the most thorough examination of that branch of thought. However, one should not make too much of this. Ibn Kammuna was certainly born into a Jewish family.


Simply taking note of variants missed by one or more editor, even if these seem to be significant, is not enough; we would like to see a discussion of sample passages, with full analysis of the implications of the different readings.

However, there is good evidence that he spent some time in Aleppo; his presence in that important intellectual center explains certain facets of his activity that are otherwise difficult to account for Langermann But from among the souls that do not attain this by means of their innate disposition, some do [manage to] acquire it, whereas others are not able to acquire anything at all.

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Ibn Kammuna

Tgree vary from person to person, just as bodily endowments vary. Academic Tools How to cite this entry. In general, the conception of the deity is informed more by His goodness and bounty than it is by His power and judgment. Ibn Kammuna experimented with different formats and especially different lengths in his philosophical writing. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.


Ibn Kammūna, Saʿd Ibn Manṣūr

Several paradoxes are associated with Ibn Kammuna, and these continue to exercise Iranian thinkers down to the present. This treatise is concise in length but encyclopedic in character. We examine first the theoretical discussions following Langermann— The conundrum reverberated in the work of the following generations.

Opera Metaphysica et Mystica2 volumes, Istanbul: At times there is no grammatical, syntactical, or lexical reason a priori to choose one variant over the other. Humans exhibit the full range of endowments, from the dull witted who never intuit, to those who are able to satisfy all or nearly all of their quests by means of intuition. The Light of Thy Countenance: The Science of the Soul 5.

Ibn Kammūna, Saʿd Ibn Manṣūr

Han-wen Fang – – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 3: For a preliminary study, see Langemann ; the titles of this book are discussed in the final sections below. Nonetheless, his views may well have changed over the years—not at all surprising, if, kammkna some think, he made the more traumatic act of switching religious affiliation.

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