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Commentary Upon the Foundation of Intellectual Perspicacity Concerning Logic, Natural Philosophy, Metaphysics and Mathematics [ Sharh Asas al-Kiyasat]

Edited with Introductions and Notes in English and Persian by Gholamreza Dadkhah and Abbas Goodarznia

Burhan al-Din Nasafi ( d. 684/1286), Gholamreza Dadkhah, Abbas Goodarznia

Series: Bibliotheca Iranica: Iranshahr Scientific and Philosophical Writings 3
Availability: In stock
Published: 2015
Page #: x + 432
Size: 6 x 9
ISBN: 978-1-56859-307-4
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Sharh ’Asas al-kiyasah is an important, yet little known, philosophical writing of Burhan al-Din Nasafi (d. 684/1286), a leading member of the intellectual School of Ma-wara’-al-nahr. In this work, Nasafi has followed the lead of the Peripatetics, notably Avicenna, in most philosophical issues.

The biographical sources mention Nasafi, first and foremost, as a
dialectician, due to his short treatise on the rules of jadal, al-Mughaddamat al-nasafiyah. Later in life, however, when he settled in Baghdad, teaching the intellectual and transmitted sci-ences, he was remarkably recognized as being well versed in philosophy. The famous historian Ibn al-Wardi (d.749/1349) described him as “the greatest master of philosophy in Baghdad.”

Nasafi`s main writings include: Sharh al-’Isharat wa al-tanbihat,
al-Mughaddamat al-nasafiyah, sharh al-’asma’ al-husna, and Makarim al-’akhlaq.

Burhan al-Din Nasafi ( d. 684/1286)

author

Gholamreza Dadkhah

Gholamreza Dadkhah is a graduate of Tehran University, Faculty of Theology and Islamic Studies. His areas of specialization and interest are the intellectual tradition in sixth and seventh century Transoxiana, and the manuscript transmission of Avicenna's works. Among his publications are the edition of Shams al-Din Samarqandi's (d. 722/1322) Science of the Cosmos and the Soul, the edition of Burhan al-Din Nasafi's (d. 684/1286) Commentary upon the Foundation of Intellectual Perspicacity, and the monograph Logic in Sixth Century Iran (forthcoming).

Abbas Goodarznia

Acknowledgments vii

Persian and Arabic Transliteration ix

Introduction
By Gholamreza Dadkhah

Burhan al-Din Nasafi: His Life and Training 1
A Follower of the Jadalian School of Rukn al-Din ‘Amidi 3
A Master of Philosophy in Seventh Century Baghdad 4
Works 5
Sharh Asas al-Kiyasat 10

Persian Introduction
By Gholamreza Dadkhah

Sample folios

Arabic Text

Persian and Arabic Index

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