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Following that, we will present the first-ever survey of his religious ethics; the key texts have only recently been published. Earlier editions must not be dismissed as worthless unless one can provide examples thr prove such an extreme claim.

Science and Knowledge of God in the Thirteenth Century. Ibn Kammuna experimented with different formats and especially different lengths in his philosophical writing. Tzvi Langermann – – Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 15 2: In particular, the arguments advanced by Ibn Kammuna have as a rule not been taken into account by the editors, who must decide between variants in the manuscripts, or by the critics who review the editions.

Second, it offered a way to account for great scientific acumen. While this seems at first to be an odd mismatch of authorities, Ibn Kammuna was not the only Jewish thinker to harmonize the two eminent Andalusians. This article has no associated abstract. It does however figure in the seventh and final section, which deals with psychology. History kammunx Western Philosophy.

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. Han-wen Fang – – Philosophy of the Social Sciences 35 3: Hads was not just one more function to be added to the basket of terminologies used to explain psychological processes. Marrone – – Brill. Request removal from index. University of North Carolina. Arabic and Islamic Philosophy, special topics in: In his copious writings he takes up the entire gamut of philosophical issues discussed by his contemporaries.


Without fully understanding the passage in question, errors may ensue; an example of this given by Langermannp. How to cite this entry. 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 Two key texts have been reissued in the original.

On the other hand, no Jewish reaction of any sort to the Examination has reached us.

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The variation is seen both in the quantity of percepts that are obtained intuitively as well as in the speed of intuitive act. The publication of the book caused faithhs in Baghdadforcing Ibn Kammuna to flee that city in secret and was recorded by the thirteenth century historian Ibn al-Fuwati.

Two applications in particular must be singled out. Pourjavady, Reza; Schmidtke, Sabine, eds. But is this the way his writings present kammuns to the reader who is innocent of academic scholarship?

A number of his treatises and manuals of philosophical subjects are extant kmmuna manuscript, especially in Istanbul. A series of generally facile arguments are given for the existence of God and his attributes. Berkeley and Los Angeles: In developing this theme, Ibn Kammuna makes the bold claim that hads is the ultimate basis of all human knowledge. Academic Tools How to cite this entry.


Haridas Bhattacharyya – – Philosophy 16 Why I Am Not a Muslim, p. 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 fhe between demonstrative knowledge and revelation.

Ibn Kammuna’s Examination of the three faiths

Ibn Kammuna took the Avicennan reformulation as his basic conception of the soul. Shortly before his death inIbn Kammuna fled Baghdad for the nearby town of Hilla. Some of the latter betray upon close reading a subtle anti-Islamic polemic. Simon Bellahsen has published a French translation of the Examinationincluding a translation of portions from the biography in Pourjavady and Schmidtke Finally, we will have a look at some of the sophistries and paradoxes that are attributed to him.

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Finally, the present article hopes to add to his intellectual portrait the deep piety evident in his ethical treatises, which draw upon Jewish, Islamic, and non-denominational philosophic sources.

This is discussed in the next section. Open access to the SEP is made possible by a world-wide funding initiative. The Kalimat is dedicated to a Muslim patron, and it easily and naturally reads as a work of Muslim piety.