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The Resource WORLD OF IMAGE IN ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY

WORLD OF IMAGE IN ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY

Label
WORLD OF IMAGE IN ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY
Title
WORLD OF IMAGE IN ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Traces the medieval Islamic notion of a world of image from its conception until today. One of the most controversial issues that divided Islamic philosophers and theologians during the Middle Ages was whether human beings would have a spiritual or bodily existence after death. The idea of a world of image was conceived as a solution, suggesting that there exists a world of non-physical (imagined) bodies, beyond our earthly existence. This world may be reached in sleep, in meditation or after death. From the embryonic conception by Ibn Sina, to the radical rethinking by Suhrawardi and Shahrazuri into a sophisticated system, L. W. C. van Lit unravels the history of this idea. Using a distant reading approach for measuring the transmission, he further shows how the idea remained relevant for Muslim thinkers through the centuries, up until today. Key Features. Sets the record straight for the provenance and development of the idea of a world of image Reconsiders the extent of Suhrawardi's innovation and his importance for the development of philosophy in the Islamic world Shows the surprising trajectory of the development and reception of his idea Gives an insight to the nature of commentary writing in premodern Islamic discourse
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Cataloging source
YDX
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VAN LIT, L. W. C
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh studies in Islamic apocalypticism and eschatology
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  • Islamic philosophy
  • Image (Philosophy)
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Image (Philosophy)
  • Islamic philosophy
Label
WORLD OF IMAGE IN ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn981982810
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474415866
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kzhcs7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)981982810
Label
WORLD OF IMAGE IN ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn981982810
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781474415866
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1kzhcs7
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)981982810

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