Friday, October 29, 2010

Mulla Sadra

I've just come across this philosopher (Mulla Sadra) while visiting the wikipedia page on the ontological argument. A google search under "Mulla Sadra Asfar" led me to this page at, where I found this summarising quote:
Philosophy and mysticism, hikma and Sufism, are for him two aspects of the same thing. To engage in philosophy without experiencing the truth of its content confines the philosopher to a world of essences and concepts, while mystical experience without the intellectual discipline of philosophy can lead only to an ineffable state of ecstasy. When the two go hand in hand, the mystical experience of reality becomes the intellectual content of philosophy.

John Cooper article on Mulla Sadra



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