Ibn Arabi

[Revised entry by William Chittick on February 10, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Ibn 'Arabi (1165 - 1240) can be considered the greatest of all Muslim philosophers, provided we
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[Revised entry by William Chittick on February 10, 2014. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Ibn 'Arabi (1165 - 1240) can be considered the greatest of all Muslim philosophers, provided we understand philosophy in the broad, modern sense and not simply as the discipline of falsafa, whose outstanding representatives are Avicenna and, many would say, Mulla Sadra. Western scholarship and much of the later Islamic tradition have classified Ibn 'Arabi...

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