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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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The basics on #Bedil - the standard 4 volumes of his collected works were printed in Kabul in 1960s - 1: ghazals 2: shorter poems and qasidas and some masnavis 3: masnavis 4: his prose work Chahar Unsur which is useful for his biography and his correspondence 1/
#Bedil wrote four masnavis 1: Muhit e A’zam his first work in 1078/1667 which is a cosmology based on #IbnArabi 2: Tilism e hayrat was completed two years later on another theme of #IbnArabi the quest for ultimate reality and the #PerfectHuman 2/
3: Tur e ma’rifat was completed around 20 years later and dedicated to his patron Shukrullah Khan and concerns geography and the seasons and his partly his praise of India 4: his longest masnavi ‘Irfan was completed near the end of his life in 1124/1712 3/
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