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61. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 5
Kevjn Lim God’s Knowledge of Particulars: Avicenna, Maimonides, and Gersonides
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This article offers a comparative study of three thinkers from almost as many intellectual and cultural traditions: Avicenna, Maimonides, and Gersonides, and discusses the extent of the knowledge of particulars which each one ascribed to God. Avicenna de-reified Aristotle’s abstract and isolated Prime Mover and argued that God can know particulars but limited these to universals. Maimonides disanalogized divine from human knowledge, arguing that the epistemic mode predicated of mankind cannot be equally predicated of God, and that God knows particulars qua particulars even as his Knowing encompasses all of eternity in a single act of knowledge. Attempting an intermediate path between the former’s highly discursive reasoning and the latter’s more scriptural approach, Gersonides postulated that God can know particulars qua particulars—as is befitting a Perfect Being—but this He does ‘mediately’ as it were, via the emanative ordering comprising the separate intelligences and culminating in the Active Intellect.
62. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 5
Hulya Yaldir Ibn Sīnā and Descartes on the Origins and Structure of the Universe: Cosmology and Cosmogony
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This article begins with an examination of Ibn Sīnā’s conception of emanation and its origin within the Greek and Islamic philosophical traditions. Secondly, I present his view of the multiplicity of the universe from a single unitary First Cause, followed by a discussion of the function of the Active Intellect in giving rise to the existence of the sublunary world and its contents. In the second part of the article, I consider Cartesian cosmology, without, however, going into detail about what Descartes calls the ‘imaginary new world,’ the problems arising from the mechanical worldview. Note is made of the conflict between Descartes and the Scholastic and Orthodox Christian concept of cosmos. This article provides an account and comparison of Ibn Sīnā’s and Descartes’ portrayal of the origins and structure of the universe of both philosophers.
63. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 6
Maria Massi Dakake Hierarchies of Knowing in Mullā Ṣadrā’s Commentary on the Uṣūl al-kāfī
64. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 6
David B. Burrell Mullā Ṣadrā’s Ontology Revisited
65. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 6
Sayeh Meisami The Fundamental Principles of Mulla Sadra’s Transcendent Philosophy
66. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 6
Zailan Moris Mullā Ṣadrā’s Eschatology in al-Ḥikma al-ʿarshiyya
67. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 6
Mohammed Rustom The Nature and Significance of Mullā Ṣadrā’s Qurʾānic Writings
68. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 6
Yanis Eshots “Substantial Motion” and “New Creation” in Comparative Context
69. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 6
Omar W. Nasim Mullā Ṣadrā and Metaphysics: Modulation of Being
70. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 6
Mohammed Rustom Editorial
71. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 6
Robert J. Dobie The Act of Being: The Philosophy of Revelation in Mullā Sadrā
72. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 6
Shigeru Kamada Mullā Ṣadrā’s imāma/walāya: An Aspect of His Indebtedness to Ibn ʿArabī
73. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 6
Ibrahim Kalin Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy: Mullā Ṣadrā on Existence, Intellect, and Intuition
74. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 7
Muhammad Hozien Editorial
75. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 7
Murad Idris Ibn Ṭufayl’s Critique of Politics
76. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 7
Mikayel Hovhannisyan Divine and Earthy Cities in Rasāʾil Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ: The Essence of Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ’s Social Philosophy
77. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 7
Jon McGinnis Old Complexes and New Possibilities: Ibn Sīnā’s Modal Metaphysics in Context
78. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 7
Abbreviations of Journals and References
79. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 7
Contributors
80. Journal of Islamic Philosophy: Volume > 7
Muhammad Hozien Rasāʾil Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ