Skip to Content

Ibn ‘Arabî - Time and Cosmology

By Mohamed Haj Yousef

Routledge – 2008 – 256 pages

Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

Purchasing Options:

  • Add to CartPaperback: $54.95
    978-0-415-66401-1
    February 21st 2011
  • Add to CartHardback: $165.00
    978-0-415-44499-6
    November 28th 2007

Description

This book is the first comprehensive attempt to explain Ibn ‘Arabî’s distinctive view of time and its role in the process of creating the cosmos and its relation with the Creator. By comparing this original view with modern theories of physics and cosmology, Mohamed Haj Yousef constructs a new cosmological model that may deepen and extend our understanding of the world, while potentially solving some of the drawbacks in the current models such as the historical Zeno's paradoxes of motion and the recent Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox (EPR) that underlines the discrepancies between Quantum Mechanics and Relativity.

Contents

1. Cosmology and Time 2. General Aspects of Ibn ‘Arabî's Concept of Time 3. The Significance of the Week and its Seven Days 4. The Actual Flow of Time 5. Unicity and Multiplicity 6. The Single-Monad Model of the Cosmos 7. The Single-Monad Model and its Implications for Modern Physics. Conclusion

Author Bio

Mohamed Haj Yousef is lecturer in the Department of Physics, United Arab Emirates University.

Name: Ibn ‘Arabî - Time and Cosmology (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: By Mohamed Haj Yousef. This book is the first comprehensive attempt to explain Ibn ‘Arabî’s distinctive view of time and its role in the process of creating the cosmos and its relation with the Creator. By comparing this original view with modern...
Categories: Islamic Philosophy, Philosophy of Islam, Middle East Studies, Middle East Philosophy