World Thought in Translation: Subtle Insights Concerning Knowledge and Practice
By: Ibn Kammuna al-Baghdadi, Sa'd Ibn Mansur
Surprisingly modern essays on the unity of all monotheistic regimens by a medieval philosopher.
Written in the mid-thirteenth century for the newly appointed governor of Isfahan, this compact treatise and philosophical guidebook includes a wide-ranging and accessible set of essays on ethics, psychology, political philosophy, and the unity of God. Ibn Kammuna,a Jewish scholar writing in Baghdad during a time of Mongol occupation, was a controversial figure whose writings sometimes incited riots. He argued, among other things, the commonality of all monotheisms, both prophetic and philosophical. Here, for the first time in English, is a surprisingly modern work on the unity of all monotheistic regimes from a key medieval philosopher.
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Ibn Kammuna al-Baghdadi, Sa'd Ibn Mansur
Yale University Press, New Haven, 2019
14.5 x 21 cm / 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Early Work - Translated World Thought - Monotheism
Sa‘d ibn Mansur Ibn Kammuna al-Baghdadi was a Jewish scholar writing in Baghdad during a time of Mongol occupation in the mid-thirteenth century.
Translator, Introduction, commentary: Y. Tzvi Langermann is Professor of Arabic at Bar-Ilan University near Tel Aviv.