Paper Information

Journal:   ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY & THEOLOGY (ISLAMIC STUDIES (KALAM))   SPRING-SUMMER 2009 , Volume - , Number 82/2; Page(s) 147 To 176.
 
Paper: 

TRACING BACK THE CONCEPT OF SUBSTANTIAL MOTION IN THE METAPHYSICS OF 'AZIZ AL-DIN NASAFI

 
 
Author(s):  FADAI MIHRBANI MAHDI*
 
* TEHRAN UNIVERSITY
 
Abstract: 

We daresay that ‘Aziz al-Din Muḥammad Nasafican be regarded as one of the greatest metaphysicians of Iran in the 7th/14th century, who is unfortunately not much known. The main feature of this mystic-philosopher of Kubraviyya school of thought is his intellectual equilibrium in a time (the most severe era of Mongol invasion) that is distinctly characterized by violence and extremism. Nasafihas expounded many philosophical concepts in his books, one of the most significant of which is the notion of human ontogenesis and basically the substantial motion, which was later on pursued by sadr al-Din Shirazi. Understanding Islamic philosophy seems to be feasible when the missing links of this chain can be restored. Nasafican be regarded as one of those links that bound mysticism to philosophy and later on had a great impact on Isfahan school of thought. This article addresses aspects of sadr al-Din Shirazi's impressionability from ‘Aziz al-Din Nasafi in concepts of substantial motion and the development courses of this thought.

 
Keyword(s): PERFECTION, PERFECT HUMAN BEING, DIVINE KNOWLEDGE, EXISTENCE, ASFAR (JOURNEYS), SPIRITUAL QUEST, SUBSTANTIAL MOTION
 
References: 
  • ندارد
 
  Persian Abstract Yearly Visit 35
 
Latest on Blog
Enter SID Blog