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Henri Bergson (1859-1941) and his processual approach to self, matter, creativity, intuition and free will had an influence not just on continental philosophy but also on #existentialism and #personalism in the #Islamicate milieu - a thread on #postcolonial #Bergson 1/ ImageImageImage
I first came across #Bergson notions of creativity, duration and time in the work of Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) in his Reconstruction (my copy as an undergrad) and Bedil in the Light of Bergson… 2/ ImageImageImage
Years later I came across the work of Souleymane Bachir Diagne and Abdennour Bidar (b. 1971) that indicated the abiding #postcolonial interest in #Bergson #Iqbal and #Lahbabi 3/ ImageImageImage
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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
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Grateful to a friend for picking up these volumes from #Iran of #Mahbubalqulub of Qutb al-Din Ashkivari (d. c. 1692) a student of #MirDamad on history of philosophy #IslamicPhilosophy 1/ ImageImageImageImage
The work comprises three volumes the first two of which appeared as critical editions with #MiraseMaktub in #Tehran around 20 years ago - there is still no edition of volume 3 #IslamicPhilosophy #HistoryofPhilosophy 2/ Image
Volume 1 is on pre-Islamic thinkers and has an extensive discussion on #Zoroaster as well as the Quranic sage #Luqman and a prophetic conception of the beginnings of philosophy with #Seth and then #Hermes_Idris following #Shahrazuri (d. 1288) 3/
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