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The Heart of Islamic PhilosophyThe Quest for Self-Knowledge in the Teachings of Afdal al-Din Kashani$
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William C. Chittick

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195139136

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195139135.001.0001

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Basic Philosophical Notions

Basic Philosophical Notions

(p.69) 3 Basic Philosophical Notions
The Heart of Islamic Philosophy

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The Muslim philosophers adopted the basic concepts of Greek philosophy as carried over into Arabic and paid little attention to terminology derived from the Koran and Hadith. Grasping their perspective necessitates understanding how they defined basic concepts such as philosophy, wisdom, virtue, deiformity, the multiplicity of worlds, levels of awareness, body and spirit, complementarity, form and matter, and substance and accident.

Keywords:   body, form and matter, levels of awareness, levels of being, multiplicity of worlds, philosophy, spirit, virtue, wisdom

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