October 2, 2023

Mehdi Aminrazavi Publishes a New Book

Mehdi Aminrazavi

Mehdi Aminrazavi

Mehdi Aminrazavi, professor of philosophy and religion, recently published a new book:

An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia: From the School of Illumination to Philosophical Mysticism, co-edited with S. H. Nasr. Vol. 4. London: I. B. Tauris, 2012.


The fourth volume of An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia deals with one of the richest and least known periods of philosophical life in Persia, the centuries between the thirteenth century which saw the eclipse of the school of Khurasan and the sixteenth century which coincided with the rise of the Safavids.  The main schools dealt with in this volume are the Peripatetic (mashsha’i) School, the School of Illumination (ishraq) of Suhrawardi, and various forms of philosophical Sufism, especially the school of Ibn ‘Arabi, which had its origins in the works of Ghazzali and ‘Ayn al-Qudat Hamadani.  This period was also notable for the philosopher-scientists such as Nasir al-Din Tusi and Qutb al-Din Shirazi.

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