Avicenna and the Visionary Recital: (Mythos Series) (Mythos: The Princeton/ Bollingen Series in World Mythology) [Henry Corbin] on *FREE*. 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 Avicennan Recital and Its Persian Translations Contents Contents Translation of the Recital of the Bird jgg From Avicenna’s Recital to ‘Attar’s.

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Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. PaperbackReprint edition Mythos: The result of this is a rationalization that strikes a dissonant note when one studies him in his Iranian context while oneself sojourning in the Iranian milieu.

Return to Book Page. Refresh and try again. David Kopacz rated it it was amazing Aug 09, Sem rated it it was amazing Oct 28, In addition, it sometimes happens that these same persons, usually for reasons of creed, profess a conception of mysticism and the mystical experience NO narrow that it would be utterly useless to enter into controversy on this point.

Com- Preface prehending symbols is an act that takes place in “time present”; it cannot consist in situating the past in the past as such — that is, in absence. Tony Street – – History and Philosophy of Logic 21 1: Mahindokht rated it really liked it Sep 15, The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press.

Zebardast Zebardast rated it did not like it Aug 08, Avicennism and Philosophical Situation 3 2. Avicenna and the Problem of Universals. In the first case, we must meditate on such problems as posed themselves for Avicenna himself.

Avicenna and the Visionary Recital by Henry Corbin

Each mode of comprehension corresponds to the inter- preter’s mode of being. Part II is a complete translation, with notes, of the Persian commentary. In Reictal I Corbin summarizes the great themes that show the philosophical situation of Avicennan man in the cosmos and presents translations of these three great Avicennan recitals. Find it on Scholar. Its deeper meaning has no more been eluci- dated than the necessity for its mediating function between the Arabic world and the universe of India has been understood.


All spiritual texts and contexts that have a reference beyond the letter and the appearance of what they state have an “esoteric” meaning. The Celestial Angels or Souls 68 8.

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And there is the situation of Avicenna’s work itself in the pleroma of philosophical systems, his work as it appears to the philosopher who meditates on it today. The Propositional Logic of Avicena.

I guess Corbin is confused a little bit about why Avicenna wrote the recitals with a metaphorical language. Trivia About Avicenna and the Lists with This Book. For all this makes up an organic whole, of which the philosopher’s thought is the seed and his experience the substance; all this makes up a structure of which that thought XI and experience are the explanation.

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Avicenna and the Visionary Recital

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Princeton University Press Amazon. Michael Neal rated it it was amazing Jul 24, Composition and Authenticity of the Recital; Commentaries and Manuscripts However, metaphors are rhythms of thought.


The Terrestrial Angels This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Then too, it was the organic wholeness of this trilogy as such that had never been analyzed in relation not only to the philosopher Avicenna’s own experience but to the very meaning of Avicennism. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions.

The best procedure in the face of these ineptitudes is to follow the dictum of which our authors are constantly reminding us: Hence it was inevitable that he should al- ways appeal’ in the armor in which Latin Scholasticism clothed him. Alone with the Alone: This, furthermore, completes the definition of our intention. The first volume contains the first part of the work — that is, the general presentation of the “cycle of Avicennan recitals. Milani Mudannayake rated it it was amazing Sep 21, Avicenna and Tusi on the Contradiction and Conversion of the Absolute.

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.

Open Preview See a Problem? Tarek MB rated it it was amazing Feb 11, So, as we said some lines before, the years having passed, we could not “update” this work without violently severing it from the Iranian context from which it emerged, existentially, at a particular moment. In this work a distinguished scholar of Islamic religion examines the mysticism and psychological thought of the great eleventh-century Persian philosopher and physician Avicenna Ibn Sinaauthor of over a hundred works on theology, logic, medicine, and mathematics.