The Tradition of Avicennan Metaphysics in Islam

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Frank Griffel


The Shi’ah Institute in London arranged the publication of an English translation of one of the most popular Iranian textbooks of the Avicennan tradition of metaphysics in Islam. First printed in Persian in 1956, Mahdī Ḥaʾirī Yazdī’s Universal Science gives an un-contextualized presentation of the most important discussions that happened within Avicennan metaphysics since its inception in the 11th century.

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Griffel, F. (2018). The Tradition of Avicennan Metaphysics in Islam. Journal of World Philosophies, 3(1), 169–173. Retrieved from
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Frank Griffel

Frank Griffel is Professor of Islamic Studies at Yale University in New Haven, USA. He has published books and articles on Islamic theology and philosophy, particularly the interaction between these two traditions. His new book, The Formation of Post-Classical Philosophy in Islam, is scheduled to come out in 2020.