Avicenna and the Visionary Recital has 31 ratings and 2 reviews. Abdullah said: I guess Corbin is confused a little bit about why Avicenna wrote the reci. The cycle of Avicennan recitalsTranslation of the Persian commentary on the recital of Ḥayy ibn Yaqẓān. HENRY CORBIN Avicenna AND THE VISIONARY RECITAL Translated from the French by Recent Studies on Avicenna’s “Oriental Philosophy’ PART II.

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This theme can avicehna understood in two senses. Lists with This Book. There are certain persons who cannot bring themselves to see Avicenna otherwise than as he was seen by the doctors of Latin Scholasti- cism.

If it is true that Avicenna’s recitals were not entirely unknown hitherto, at least the Persian commentary at- tributed to Juzjani had remained in obscurity. Avicenna in Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy.

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Avicenna and the Visionary Recital

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As a boy he revealed the profound sensitivity to music so evident in his work. In the spring of appeared a second volume, containing the first and third parts. D Hermann rated it it was amazing Apr 22, Search the history of over billion web pages on the Internet. Then avkcenna, it was the organic wholeness of this trilogy as such that had never been analyzed in relation not only to the philosopher Avcenna own experience but to the very meaning of Avicennism.

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Library of Congress Catalogue Card No.: And every Oc- cidental who comes to understand this, be he man of science or man of good will, must inevitably become a co-operator. Uenry the use of future bibliographers it may be well to record the following data. Open Preview See a Problem? The Demons of the Soul He attempts to end up interpreting Avicenna with avixenna mysticism or Imamism.


The Demons of the Soul, pg. PaperbackReprint edition Mythos: Part II is a complete translation, with notes, of the Persian commentary. Sign in Create an account. Henry Corbin’s discovery in an Istanbul library of the manuscript of a Persian translation of and commentary on Avicenna’s Hayy ibn Yaqzan, written in Arabic, led him to an analysis of three of Avicenna’s mystical “recitals.

The result is a strange inability to grasp the organic connection among the moments of the Avicennan trilogy, and a no less strange determination to see, in the Recital of Hern ibn Yaqzan, for example, nothing but the “amusement” of a philosopher, a “harmless allegory.

We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Translation of the Recital of Hayy ibn Yaqzan I am well aware that it is this, too, that has caused a certain surprise by com- ing into collision with venerable routines. Zebardast Zebardast rated it did not like avicenna Aug 08, For this reason many more works will be necessary before the Iranian spiritual universe at last finds its place and its genuine expression in modern philosophical consciousness.

The Celestial Angels or Souls 68 8. Some months later a new printing enabled the work to appear in a second edition as Volumes Corbkn and V of the Bibliotlieque Iranienne, a collection founded by the author at the Department of Iranology of the Franco-Iranian Institute, in Teheran, and to which he devoted his best efforts during the long years of his continuous residence in Iran. The specialist can easily find them if he so wishes.

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Want to Read saving…. Selected Letters of C. Corbiin Hossein rated it it was ok Feb 13, The Orient and Occident of the Universe 1 1. Ashkan Vajed rated it really liked it Nov 28, That is why we should have wished, at the time, to allow the theme to ripen more, had it not been for the insistence of our Iranian colleagues and friends.

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The Number of the Celestial Spheres 93 Trask accept my cordial thanks. Liviu rated it it was amazing Jan 25, There is man’s philosophical situation, as the Avicennan system defines it. So I shall begin by summoning up, with all the melancholy charm of remembrance, the splendors of that celebration, which was the occa- sion for redisclosing many forgotten aspects of the great thinker, today claimed by both parties but whose life in any case was spent within the boundaries of the Iranian universe and who was able to write both an accom- plished and personal Persian and the Arabic language that is the “liturgical tongue” of Islam.


The Conditions of the Journey There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In his Histoire de la philosophie islamiquehe disproved the common view that philosophy among the Muslims came to an end after Ibn Rushd, demonstrating rather that a lively philosophical activity persisted in the eastern Muslim world — especially Iran — and continues to our own day.

What we have primarily sought to outline is a phenomenology of the Avicennan symbols in their Iranian context. This second edition, at last, appeared in the rational order. All spiritual texts and contexts that have a reference beyond the letter and the appearance of what they state have an “esoteric” meaning.

Then too, we did not attempt to produce a work of pure historical erudition, since, for our part, we have no inclination to confine ourselves within the neutral and im- personal perspectives of historicisim. The Orient and Occident of the Universe, pg.

Although he was Protestant by birth, he was educated in the Catholic tradition and at the age of 19 received a certificate in Scholastic philosophy from the Catholic Institute of Paris.

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