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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Platonism, expressed in terms of the Hejry angelology of ancient Persia, illuminated the path that I was seeking. Sign in to use this feature. Avicennism and Philosophical Situation 3 2.

Avicenna and the Visionary Recital : Henry Corbin :

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 Propositional Logic of Avicena.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart. Request removal from index. Luqmanulhakimhawasyi Luqmanulhakimhawasyi rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Finally — and a matter of no less consequence avicsnna these persons affect alarm over the term “esotericism,” whereas, in accordance with its Greek ety- mology, it merely expresses a notion current in every traditional culture: There is man’s philosophical situation, as the Avicennan system defines it.

Lectures on the I Ching Richard Wilhelm. Recent Studies on Avicenna’s “Oriental Philosophy”, pg. Precisely this leads them to depreciate the most explicit testimonies to an ex- perience that transcends the rational and “natural” realm to which they would fain relegate what is not in agreement with their dogmatic conception of mysti- cism.


Avicennan Cosmos and Visionary Recital, pg.

If it is true that Avicenna’s recitals were not entirely unknown hitherto, at least the Persian commentary at- tributed avicenna Juzjani had remained in obscurity. I am well aware that it is this, too, avicehna has caused a certain surprise by com- ing into collision with venerable routines.

Nevertheless, we should not have wished to undertake the present investigation had we not entertained the hope that it would contribute to a better posing of the problems that become apparent upon a first attempt to develop the theme thus formulated. I confess to a certain skepticism in regal’d to this kind of causal explanation.

Avicenna and the Visionary Recital: Part II is a complete translation, with notes, of the Persian commentary.

Avicenna and the Visionary Recital

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The Salutation 4. Three years later he took Henry Corbin was a philosopher, theologian and professor of Islamic Studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. For this reason an codbin bibliography of the subject is not to be sought in it. May 18, Sheyda Heydari Shovir rated it really liked it Shelves: Ryan Szpiech – – Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 20 2: Books by Henry Corbin.

Liviu rated it it was amazing Jan 25, In appeared a first volume, con- tuining the second part of the work. The Darkness about the Pole 1. The Stranger and the Guide i g 3.

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The Spring of Life 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.


Avicenna and the Visionary Recital. 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.

Some months later a new printing enabled the work to appear in a second edition as Volumes IV 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. How to Treat the Three Companions, pg. It was a great festival of the spiritual culture of Iran, a celebration all the more opportune because, except for a few great names, chiefly of poets, the lineage of philosophers, theologians, and mystics who have given that culture its originality within the Islamic universe is to all intents and purposes absent from the horizon of Western man.

Want to Read heny. The Two Versions of the Recital The Recital of Saldman and Absal, pg. Thanks to his scrupulous efforts to preserve conceptual nuances that arc often quite foreign to the current thought of our day, the author is confident that he has safely accomplished the perilous passage that cobin translation represents. In the second, we must meditate on the problems that Avi- cennism in its turn poses as an organized system.