Sunday, February 10, 2013

Maʿrifat - Quite a good programme

From Iranian TV
Two-part programme on ʿAllāma Ṭabāṭabāʾī (d. 1981) - here is a website dedicated to him; with Ghulām-Ḥusayn Ibrāhīmī Dīnānī - professor at Tehran University and a former student at the hawzeh in Qum. Here is his website. Dīnānī is quite the philosopher celebrity - though, of course, not innocent of politics - I first met him back in 1995 and he kindly gave me a copy of his published dissertation Qavāʿid-e kullī-ye falsafī in 3 volumes. Later, I read his wonderful Shuʿaʿ-yi andīsha va shuhūd on Suhravardī which is probably the best study on that philosopher. More recently, I've been reading his study of Naṣīr al-Dīn Ṭūsī - Fīlsūf-e guftagū.

including a discussion on the famous Tehran sessions with Corbin

There are programmes also on concepts such as nūr or light:

or on wujūd or being:

unity and multiplicity:

and the important epistemological issue of knowledge through acquisition (ḥuṣūl) or through presence (ḥuḍūr):

This programme includes the proof for the existence of God (burhān al-ṣiddīqīn) which represents Mullā Ṣadrā's modification of Avicenna's famous proof from contingency:

On being as self-evident, lacking definition: