A Jewish Philosopher of Baghdad: Izz Al-dawla Ibn Kammuna by Reza Pourjavady, Sabine Schmidtke

By Reza Pourjavady, Sabine Schmidtke

For a very long time, the learn of the existence and paintings of the Jewish philosopher 'Izz al-Dawla Ibn Kammna' (683/1284) remained constrained to a really small variety of texts. curiosity in Ibn Kammna' within the Western Christian international dates again to the seventeenth century, while Barthelemy Herbelot (1624-1695) integrated info on of Ibn Kammna's works - his exam of the 3 faiths (Tanq' al-abth' li-l-milal al-thalt'), i.e. Judaism, Christianity and Islam, and his remark on Avicennas al-Ishrt' wa l-tanbht' - in his Bibliotheque orientale. next generations of Western students have been occupied with Ibn Kammna's Tanq'al-abth', while his status within the japanese lands of Islam was once dependent completely on his philosophical writings. those contain a observation at the Kitb'al-Talwt' through the founding father of Illumationist philosophy, Shihb' al-Dn'al-Suhraward' (587/1191) and various autonomous works on philosophy and good judgment. due to the fact that lots of the manuscripts of Ibn Kammna's philosophical writings can be found within the private and non-private libraries of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, they have been (and are) out of succeed in for almost all of Western students. the amount provides an in depth account of the to be had information of Ibn Kammna's biography, offers an summary of his philosophical inspiration and experiences intimately the reception of his idea and his writings between later Muslim and Jewish philosophers. a list of his whole oeuvre presents unique details at the extant manuscripts. the amount additionally comprises variations of 9 of his writings.

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249–50). See also below, p. 32. 110 See his “MaqÊla fÒ l-taÉdÒq bi-anna nafs al-insÊn bÊqiya abadan,” pp. 115–16. INTRODUCTION 25 to the influence of the writings of Abu l-BarakÊt al-BaghdÊdÒ and SuhrawardÒ on his thought. Ibn KammÖna repeatedly refers to al-KitÊb al-Mu{tabar, the magnum opus of the Jewish convert to Islam Abu l-BarakÊt al-BaghdÊdÒ. The controversial views of Abu l-BarakÊt in his Mu{tabar, which was a major critique of Aristotelian philosophy, were attacked by later scholars such as SuhrawardÒ, who disparagingly referred to him as ba{Ó man tafalsafa min al-yahÖd, Fakhr al-DÒn al-RÊzÒ and NaÉir al-DÒn al-”ÖsÒ.

Ziai and Alwishah, pp. 267–69. Ibn KammÖna also refers repeatedly to Abu l-BarakÊt in his maqÊlas on the human soul. 2 for references to other writings by SuhrawardÒ in his Shar˜ al-TalwҘÊt, and Chapter Three, Text One where adoptions from Kalimat al-taÉawwuf have been mentioned in the annotation. 26 CHAPTER ONE number of spheres. Moreover, like SuhrawardÒ, Ibn KammÖna was not interested in mathematics, which he never addressed in his writings. Yet it would be inappropriate to consider Ibn KammÖna a follower of SuhrawardÒ, as he disagreed with him on certain issues such as the preeternity of the soul.

2. 126 Ritter I, pp. 273–75 lists only four copies of ShahrazÖrÒ’s commentary. ” In ThalÊth rasÊxil. Ed. Sayyid A˜mad TÖysirkÊnÒ. Mashhad 1411/1991, p. ” In RisÊlatÊn fÒ l-taÉawwur wa-l-taÉdÒq. Ed. MahdÒ SharÒ{atÒ. Qum 1416/[1995–96], p. 116:9), Najm alDÒn Ma˜mÖd al-NayrÒzÒ (MiÉbʘ al-arwʘ fÒ kashf ˜aqÊxiq al-alwʘ. Ms. 129 It is not known whether or not the two ever met. 132 Both works testify to the profound impact that the writings of Ibn KammÖna had on Qu¢b alDÒn al-ShÒrÊzÒ. ff. ” In RisÊlatÊn fÒ l-taÉawwur wa-l-taÉdÒq.

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