Ibn 'Arabi and Modern Thought: The History of Taking Metaphysics Seriously

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Anqa Publishing, 2002 - 203 pages
These penetrating metaphysical and spiritual teachings cross the divides of culture and time, providing unexpectedly modern insight.
 

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Contents

The orientation of this study
1
Ibn Arabis picture of reality
3
knowledge and its essential direction
4
Metaphysics historically positioned discourses and human aspiration
10
the principle of immanencing
20
a reconfigured topography
23
Notes
33
Ibn Arabi philosophy and reason
37
Notes
78
Ibn Arabi and the era
81
Social science and the emergence of the modern era
88
science technology and industrialization
98
Modernity postmodernity and relativism
108
Notes
120
Ibn Arabi and the self
123
Modern psychology and the self
135

Philosophy reason and metaphysics
43
Reason and essential contestability
50
Reason and commitment
54
Scientific philosophy
59
Philosophy of the subject
68
Wahdat alwujud wisdom and reason
74

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About the author (2002)

Peter Coates was, before retirement, a lecturer in the department of psychology at the University of Lincoln, where he taught courses in the philosophy of psychology. He has been studying the works of Ibn 'Arabi for over 30 years.

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