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Mulla Sadra (ca. 1572–1640) is likely one of the such a lot widespread figures of post-Avicennan Islamic philosophy and one of the most crucial philosophers of Safavid Persia. He used to be a prolific author whose paintings complex the fields of highbrow and non secular technology in Islamic philosophy, yet arguably his most crucial contribution to Islamic philosophy is within the examine of lifestyles (wujud) and its program to such parts as cosmology, epistemology, psychology, and eschatology. Sadra represents a paradigm shift from the Aristotelian metaphysics of mounted elements, which had ruled Islamic philosophy, to an research of lifestyles because the final flooring and dynamic resource of items. He posits that each one beings derive their fact and fact from their wujud and right philosophical research needs to as a result commence and finally finish with it. the current work’s specialise in Sadra’s gradational ontology presents a powerful origin for the reader to appreciate Sadra’s different works and later texts by means of different philosophers operating within the related box. This variation comprises parallel English-Arabic texts and a brand new translation via preeminent pupil of Islamic philosophy Seyyed Hossein Nasr. 
 

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