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Research Paper
A Study of the Difference between Imagining and Imagination in Ibn Arabi’s Meccan Illuminations

nafiseh ahl sarmadi; nosratollah hekmat

Volume 9, Issue 33 , January 2013, Pages 7-22


  As one of the important branches of philosophy, anthropology mainly discusses mankind’s internal and external perceptions. Imagination (al-khyāl) and imagining (al-takhayyol) are part of mankind’s internal perceptions. The majority of philosophers consider imagination to be passive and imagining ...  Read More

Research Paper
The Second Sense of Dunamis in Metaphysics (Book IX)

ahmad asgari

Volume 9, Issue 33 , January 2013, Pages 23-42


  In Metaphysics (Book IX), Aristotle distinguishes between two senses of the word Dunamis (force) and states that the first sense is related to motion. While discussing Dunamis as force in detail, he declares that he does so to shed light on the second sense of the word. Later in the book, he vaguely ...  Read More

Research Paper
Distinguishing Factors for Triple Intelligibles: An Analysis of Motahhari’s Criticisms of Mulla Sadra’s and Hajji Sabzevari’s Views

siavash asadi; mohammad saeedi mehr

Volume 9, Issue 33 , January 2013, Pages 43-62


  The intelligibles are divided into primary, secondary philosophical, and secondary logical intelligibles. Mulla Sadra differentiates between the three according to the process of abstraction of general concepts from particulars as well as their position in the mind. Hajji Sabzevari, however, distinguishes ...  Read More

Research Paper
A Priori Forms of Knowledge: Truth or Myth?

mohammad hakkak

Volume 9, Issue 33 , January 2013, Pages 63-74


  Cause and effect, essence and accident, existence and nonexistence, unity and plurality and necessity and contingency are among the concepts which do not enter the mind through senses. This has caused controversies among the philosophers. Some consider them to be innate. Others seek to justify their ...  Read More

Research Paper
Gadamer’s Contribution to Philosophy of Human Sciences

mehdi mo'in zadeh; hamidreza ayatollahi

Volume 9, Issue 33 , January 2013, Pages 75-92


  Gadamer’s preoccupation with the nature of understanding led him to devote special attention to human sciences. While believing in Dilthey’s verstehen, he claimed that Dilthey is captivated with the myth of method. Gadamer, thus, questioned the method and did not necessarily seek the truth ...  Read More

Research Paper
Saadia Gaon: The First Jewish Philosopher

reza gandomi nasr abadi

Volume 9, Issue 33 , January 2013, Pages 93-112


  Saadia Gaon is the first Jewish philosopher to systematize the Jewish teachings and beliefs. This makes him different from Philo of Alexandria, Isaac Israeli ben Solomon, and David ibn Merwān al-Mukkamas al-Rakki who preceded Gaon. He drew inspiration from Mu’tazilah school of Kalām; still, he ...  Read More

Research Paper
Muslim Mutakallim’s Viewpoints on Tashbih and Tanzih

ali akbar nasiri; amir hamze miradi

Volume 9, Issue 33 , January 2013, Pages 113-132


  A large portion of discussions about God’s names and attributes is devoted to narrative attributes of God, i.e. divine attributes referred to in the Quran and Hadith. From the early days of Islam, Muslims asked questions as to whether God has limbs similar to other creatures. After the Holy Prophet ...  Read More