A Review of the Basic Principles of Philosophical Thought and the Necessity of Appreciating Islamic Philosophy in the Latest Issue of Kheradnameh-ye Sadra Quarterly
The 53rd issue of the scientific-research Quarterly of
Kheradnameh-ye Sadra, which is devoted to the field of
Islamic Philosophy, has been recently published.
This issue's editorial reviews the basic principles of
philosophical thought in the course of history and also
refers to the damage done to the basis of philosophical
knowledge by some European philosophers such as Hume and
Kant during the Enlightenment.
Today, however, the defects of Western philosophies have
made their intellectuals think about finding their
ideals in Islamic philosophy. Nevertheless, some of the
guardians of the legacy of original Islamic philosophy
in seminaries and universities have given up their own
treasure and followed the mirage of the thoughts of
other philosophers. As a result, the descendants of Ibn
Sina and Mulla Sadra have turned into disseminators of
various foreign schools of philosophy.
Here, Professor Seyyed Mohammed Khamenei, the
Editor-in-Chief of the Quarterly, continues by pointing
out the advantages of Western philosophy and Western
philosophers’ courage in presenting their ideas and
looking for adventure in discovering new fields of
thought. He also reminds us that philosophy in the sense
of perceiving being and the way leading to happiness is
beyond all these schools of thought. In fact, it is
centuries since man first watered this fruitful tree and
left it in trust to later generations, and it does not
deserve to be killed by its own gardeners.
At the end of the editorial, while emphasizing the
necessity of being aware of the history of the
development of philosophical thought, schools, and other
sources for all research in the field of philosophy,
Professor Khamenei invites them to devote themselves to
correcting and fertilizing Islamic philosophy and the
The latest issue of Kheradnameh-ye Sadra includes the
following articles: “A Methodological Demarcation
between the Knowledge of Existent qua Existent and the
Knowledge of Separate Substances” by Seyyed Sadr al-Din
Tahiri, “Ibn Sina and the Union of the Intellect and the
Intelligible” by Gholamhossein Khedri, “Evaluation of
God’s Knowledge in Suhrawardi’s Philosophy” by Mansur
Imanpur, “Politics and Government in the Transcendent
Philosophy” by Muhammed Ali Nawidi, “A Comparison of the
Subjects, Methods, and Purposes of Philosophy from the
Viewpoint of Mulla Sadra and Heidegger” by Muhammed Reza
Asadi, “A Comparative Study of Mulla Sadra’s Esoteric
Exegesis and Heidegger’s Hermeneutics” by Muhammed
Bidhindi, “The Trans-Substantial Motion from ‘Aziz
al-Din Nasafi to Mulla Sadra” by Davood Firahi and Mahdi
Fadai Mehraban, and “A Revision of the Limits of
Presential Knowledge and Acquired Knowledge” by Seyyed
Ahmad Ghaffari Gharehbaq.
The last part of the Journal, like the previous issues,
is devoted to the introduction of philosophy books and
the English translation of some selected papers.
The 53rd issue of Kheradnameh-ye
Sadra in the field of Islamic philosophy has been
published by the Publications Center of the Sadra
Islamic Philosophy Institute at a price of 1000 tomans.
The Editor-in-Chief of this Quarterly is Professor
Seyyed Mohammed Khamenei.
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