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Day: February 4, 2013

Imagination Takes Us Beyond The Mountain Of Qaf

Imagination Takes Us Beyond The Mountain Of Qaf

  In his classic essay, Mundus Imaginalis, Henry Corbin attempts to articulate the distinction between the imaginal and the imaginary. This distinction has been necessary for discussion since Western scholars took a turn towards Averroism in the twelfth century. At this fork in the Western philosophical road, the acceptance of aspects of Averroes’ philosophy, particularly his cosmology, over that of Avicenna, led to the disparagement of imagination even down to our day and age. There is a confusion in the…

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