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Philosophical terminology in Arabic and Persian

Soheil Muhsin Afnan

Philosophical terminology in Arabic and Persian

by Soheil Muhsin Afnan

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Published by E.J. Brill in Leiden .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy -- Terminology.,
  • Arabic language -- Terms and phrases.,
  • Persian language -- Terms and phrases.

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliographical footnotes.

    Statement[by] Soheil M. Afnan.
    GenreTerminology., Terms and phrases.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination124 p.
    Number of Pages124
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17769822M

    The Persian Book Review. A Quarterly on Arts and Literature. Thus in contrast to Islamic religious scholarship (exempting the Koran’s Greek loanwords, which naturally passed into Persian) the secular or, by the Arabic term, “ancient sciences—”the syllabus of Aristotelian philosophy, medicine and its ancillary fields, and the occult disciplines—would seem to be primary loci of Greek terminology.

    Persian garrisons, the Yemen. At Edessar and its neigbhouring provinces the language was expressed by trilingual inscriptions of Syriac, Greek and Aramaic and at Harran by the bilingual of Arabic and Greek. In Ghassa- nid provinces, Greek and Arabic were used. Greek words entered Arabic in early days mostly by way of Arabic and Syriac. Hira was Author: Abdul Fatah Ibrahim. A. Persian Literature of Early Times The earliest remnant of the Aryan languages of Iran which antiquity has bequeathed to us is the language of the Avesta, the sacred book of the Zoroastrian religion. For About years the people of Iran had no script in which they could write the Avesta. So they continued to learn it by heart and thus communicate it from generation to.

    For example the Arabic fa¯d.a, yafı¯d.u, fayad.a¯n is commonly translated in the technical vocabulary of the Neoplatonists as “to emanate” or “emanation,” whereas we have translated it in the more literal sense of “to fl ow” or “to pour forth.”. Islamic philosophy is a development in philosophy that is characterised by coming from an Islamic terms traditionally used in the Islamic world are sometimes translated as philosophy—falsafa (literally: "philosophy"), which refers to philosophy as well as logic, mathematics, and physics; and Kalam (literally "speech"), which refers to a rationalist form of Islamic theology.


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Genre/Form: Terminology Terms and phrases: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Afnan, Soheil M. (Soheil Muhsin). Philosophical terminology in Arabic and Persian. Philosophical terminology in Arabic and Persian / Author: [by] Soheil M.

Afnan. --Publication info: Leiden: D.J. Brill, Format. Editorial team. General Editors: David Bourget (Western Ontario) David Chalmers (ANU, NYU) Area Editors: David Bourget Gwen Bradford. In his useful book Philosophical Terminology in Arabic and Persian, Soheil Afnan identifies the problem for the Arabic translator of Greek metaphysics in these words: "the translator can easily find himself helpless." (1) This Philosophical terminology in Arabic and Persian book generalized to all semitic languages, which are said to be "still unable to express the thought adequately.".

Introduction: This dictionary is an aid to the readers of Muslim philosophical works that are in Arabic. It includes most of the terminology that was developed by Muslim philosophers in their works and the terms that they borrowed -and sometimes translated- from Greek (Hellenistic), Syraic, Persian and Indian philosophical works.

Created Date: 11/27/ PM. Soheil Muhsin Afnan (Persian/ Arabic: سهیل محسن افنان) (b. - d. ) was a scholar of Philosophy, Arabic, Persian, and Greek whose intellectual works included translations of Greek texts into Persian as well as the publication of philosophical lexicons.

Full text of "Dictionary Of Islamic Philosophical Terms" See other formats. Review a Brill Book; Making Sense of Illustrated Handwritten Archives; FAQ; Search. Close A Philosophical Lexicon in Persian and Arabic.

Beirut: Dar El-Machreq PublishersPhilosophical Terminology in Arabic and Persian. Leiden: Brill   So, to the extent that “Arabic philosophy” stands for a continuation of ancient philosophy now in Arabic rather than Greek or Latin, it is overly narrow in scope.

Besides, even texts that do respond ultimately to a Hellenic thought were often composed in languages other than Arabic, notably Persian but also Syriac and Hebrew. The text is highly Arabised Persian as much philosophical terminology entered Persian via Arabic, but also vice versa such as the term Jawhar from Persian Gawhar for Substance.

In this text, elements of monotheism, sufism, neo-Platonism, and proto-Islam may be discerned, among others. Soheil M. Afnan - Philosophical Terminology in Arabic and Persian - Free download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online for free.

This is a book which contain an explanation about philosophical terminology in Islamic World, especially in Arabic and Persian.5/5(5). al-t C rib has also served Arabic as one of the most practical method of creating Arabic neologisms and terminology since the beginning of the nineteenth century when the role of Arabic as a transmitter language began to decline.

Arabicization is more effective in handling new technical and scientific terms than both derivation and blending. This volume introduces the major classical Arabic philosophers through substantial selections from the key works (many of which appear in translation for the first time here) in each of the fields--including logic, philosophy of science, natural philosophy, metaphysics, ethics, and politics--to which they made significant contributions/5(9).

Used in numerous Arabic and Persian texts, falsafa indicates an inclusive rational process aimed at knowing the nature of things and expressing the result in a systematic way. The term hikma, by contrast, is used in several ways, some of them not related to the science, or. Contemporary Persian and Classical Persian are the same language, but writers since are classified as contemporary.

At one time, Persian was a common cultural language of much of the non-Arabic Islamic world. Today it is the official language of Iran, Tajikistan and one of the two official languages of Afghanistan.

Iranian philosophy (Persian: فلسفه ایرانی) or Persian philosophy can be traced back as far as to Old Iranian philosophical traditions and thoughts which originated in ancient Indo-Iranian roots and were considerably influenced by Zarathustra's teachings. According to the Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, the chronology of the subject and science of philosophy starts with the Indo.

Arabic logic is a philosophical tradition which has lasted from the mid-eighth century down to today. For many years, western study of Arabic logic tended to concentrate on the early parts of its history, especially on the Greek antecedents of Arabic logic, and on the writings of the foundational philosophers, Alfarabi (d.

), Avicenna (d. ) and Averroes (d. One such disagreement rages in my own field of speciality, which depending who you ask might be called “Arabic Philosophy” or “Islamic Philosophy.” Views on the question are so deeply held that when I co-edited the Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy with Richard C.

Taylor some years ago, one book review confined its remarks almost exclusively to complaining about the : Peter Adamson. Abstract. The Arabic term “a part which is not divided” (juzʾ lā yatajazzaʾ) is standard in later kalām to express the atom, i.e., the smallest entity out of which the bodies of this world are r, when early kalām doctrines are read with only this atomist meaning of the term in mind, strange claims result, namely that either an individual like ʿAlī or man is an : Elvira Wakelnig.

Philosophical Terminology in Arabic and Persian. S. Afnan (E-text- pdf) From the Net: The Neoplatonist Roots of Sufi Philosophy.

K. Godelek; Casuality and Islamic Thought by A. Smirnov (e-text) also in Russian (link). Truth and Islamic Thought by A. Smirnov (e-text) also in Russian (link). Ontological Argument revisited by Ü. Dericioglu (e-text).Although the two worlds, Arabic and Byzantine, were in proximity for many centuries, the influence of Arabic philosophy on the Byzantine intellectual tradition has not been studied thoroughly.

Recent studies have substantiated the influence of the Arabic and Persian thought over Byzantine science. However, in the field of philosophy, research is still at an early stage and the impact of Arabic.

Avicenna was a PERSIAN Polymath and there is no debate among serious scholars about that. Let us have a look at some Points: * He was born in the Samanid Dynasty which was a native Iranian Dynasty that aimed for an Persian Renaissance; great Persi.