Illuminationist philosophy

Illuminationist philosophy

For other uses, see Illuminati (disambiguation).

Illuminationist Philosophy (Arabic: حكمة الإشراق "ḥikmah al-ishrāq", Persian حكمت اشراق "ḥikmat-i ishrāq") is an Iranian philosophy and Islamic philosophy first developed by Shahab al-Din Suhrawardi (1155-1191), the famous Persian philosopher.

This school draws on Avicennism (Ibn Sina’s early Islamic philosophy), Neoplatonic thought (modified by Ibn Sina), ancient Iranian philosophical disciplines, and the original ideas of Suhrawardi.

In logic in Islamic philosophy, systematic refutations of Greek logic were written by the Illuminationist school founded by Suhrawardi, who developed the idea of "decisive necessity", an important innovation in the history of logical philosophical speculation. [ Science and Muslim Scientists] , Islam Herald]


*"Suhrawardi and the School of Illumination" by Mehdi Amin Razavi

*"Islamic Intellectual Tradition in Persia" by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

See also

* Iranian philosophy
*Early Islamic philosophy

External links

* [ Illuminationist philosophy]

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