Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy: Mullā Ṣadrā on Existence, Intellect, and Intuition

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CONTENTS
Key to Mullā Ṣadrā’s Worksix
Introductionxiii
Chapter I The Problem of Knowledge and the Greco-Islamic Context of the Unification Argument1
1.1. The Greco-Alexandrian Background7
   a. Plato’s bios theoretikos7
   b. Aristotle and the ‘Intellect from Without’11
   c. Alexander of Aphrodisias: Beyond Orthodoxy and Innovation17
   d. Plotinus Islamicus and the Unification Argument25
1.2. Islamic Philosophy34
   a. Al-Kindī: The Beginning of the Problem in the Islamic Milieu35
   b. Al-Fārābī: Problem Restated37
   c. Ibn Sīnā: Ṣadrā’s Greatest Challenge46
   d. Suhrawardī: On the Way to Ṣadrā59
Chapter II Mullā Ṣadrā’s Theory of Knowledge and the Unification Argument86
2.1. Ṣadrā’s Ontology86
   a. Essence and Existence89
   b. The Primacy and Gradation of Existence96

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