Discover and read the best of Twitter Threads about #Suhrawardi

Most recents (6)

A number of encounters made me think of the significance of #Hegel (1780-1831) as a bridge between premodern and modern philosophy in #Iran 1/ Image
The first was Hamid Enayat (1932-1982) the political philosopher whose memory was still relevant when I was a grad student at #Oxford and who had translated #Hegel into #Persian 2/ Image
The second was Karim Mojtahedy (d. 2019) whose work based on his #Sorbonne doctorate examined the #Qajar era encounter with #European philosophy and #Hegel starting in the circle of Comte de Gobineau (1816-1882), notorious race theorist and diplomat, in #Tehran 3/ ImageImage
Read 8 tweets
So what about #postcolonial #Bergson in #Iran? Just as in the case of #Heidegger it seems Ahmad Fardid (1909-1994) is the key figure publishing the first article in 1937 on #Bergson and #Bergsonism seeing in him an ally in his nativist project 1/ Image
His encounter would have been in Tehran and before he met #Corbin after the war (whose work on #Zoroastrian motifs in #Suhrawardi he translated into #Persian) and certainly before he left to study in Paris in 1947 - Ch11 of Mirsepassi book is the place to look 2/ Image
Around the same time as Fardid’s article, Buf-e kur (The Blind Owl) the existentialist novel of Sadeq #Hedayat (1903-1951) was published that seems to bear the influence of the notion of #duration… 3/
Read 9 tweets
#Corbin was not a thinker whose influences and interests were easily compartmentalised but rather his #Protestantism, #existentialism interest in #mysticism #RussianOrthodoxPhilosophy all came together in his study of #IranianIslam 1/
With respect to #phenomenology and #existentialism from Germany as well as #Hegelianism these were mediated by Alexander Koyré and Alexandre Kojève (1902-1968) both Russian exiles trained in Germany and teaching at #EPHE 2/ Image
From Kojève he first came to understand the #phenomenology of #EdmundHusserl (1859-1938) who also taught #Heidegger as well as #KarlJaspers (1883-1969) who taught at #Heidelberg before being blacklisted by the Nazis 3/ ImageImage
Read 22 tweets
Henry Corbin (1903-1978) remains an important influence on my reading of #philosophy and the #Shii tradition and after a quick presentation of his intellectual formation 1/ Image
I will present #Corbin relationship to #Protestant theology, #existentialism and #phenomenology #orthodox #Russian philosophy and theology before considering his engagement in #Iranian #Islam and its philosophies 3/
He studied philosophy at the famous section Ve (sciences religieuses) at the #ÉcolePratiquedesHautesÉtudes with Étienne Gilson (1884-1978), éminent medievalist and #Thomist, graduating in 1925 4/ Image
Read 7 tweets
Since we are in the fasting month it might be worth mentioning one of the works dealing with the arcana of the faith and the mystical path such as this work of ‘Ammar al-Bidlisi (d. c. 1207) on fasting #seclusion_literature 1/ ImageImage
‘Ammar had been a disciple of the famous nurturing #Sufi shaykh Abu Najib #Suhrawardi (d. 1168) author of the famous manual of comportment and rule for the order Adab al-muridin and later initiated Najm al-Din Kubra (d. 1221) eponymous founder of the #Kubrawiyya 2/ Image
These two texts edited and translated by Edward Badeen 1999 are very much #seclusion lit - the Ecstasy of the Folk (Bahjat al-ta’ifa) is on various notions on the mystical path including the seclusion (khalwa) with God 3/
Read 10 tweets
Most specialists of #Islamic #intellectual_history know about the connection between the philosopher and Orientalist specialist of philosophy in #Iran Henry Corbin (1903-1978) and the German philosopher #MartinHeidegger (1889-1973) - a short thread 1/
Corbin first met #Heidegger in #Freiburg in 1934 and took on the translation of Was ist Metaphysik? as well as some other works and entered into a correspondence and meetings on the work 2/
This was published in 1938 by #Gallimard in #Paris and reviewed in Revue neoscolastique 3/
Read 6 tweets

Related hashtags

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!

This site is made by just two indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!