By Shams Inati

ISBN-10: 071030482X

ISBN-13: 9780710304827

Few figures were of such enduring value as Ibn Sina often referred to as Avicenna, (980-1037 AD), the nice Persian thinker and health care provider of the Abassid interval. This paintings is a examine of the fourth a part of Ibn Sina's overdue ebook "al-Isharat wat Tanbihat", "Remarks and Admonitions". the current quantity comprises an advent, discussing the character of the fourth a part of "al-Isharat" and the methods in examining and translating it; a long research of Ibn Sinal's beliefs at the 3 major themes during this a part of "al-Isharat" (the nature of happiness, the stations of the knowers, and the indicators manifested via the knowers); and a translation of this half. The paintings indicates that, to Ibn Sina, wisdom of the everlasting facets of the universe, basically of God, is the top human goal and the single factor that secures human happiness or heavenly lifestyles. whereas no everlasting wisdom of this type is feasible for a individual on the earth, symptoms of its transitority acquisition are evidenced in lots of methods, considered one of that's possesion of powers one who doesn't understand the secrets and techniques of the universe may well ponder striking. even supposing, the focal point of this quantity is at the fourth a part of "al-Isharat", references are made to a few of Ibn Sina's different writings in terms of clarifying yes issues and putting this a part of "al-Isharat" within the context of the Ibn Sina's common philosophy.

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