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La conception de l’âme chez Abū Ḥayyān al-Tawḥīdī : L’exemple du Kitāb al-imtāʿ wa’l-muʾānasa

Abstract : In order to examine the theme of Arab humanism by means of a conceptual approach, we shall look into the classic work by the famous author Abū Ḥayyān al-Tawḥīdī: Kitāb al-Imtāʿ wa’l-muʾānasa (The Book of Enjoyment and Conviviality). We shall mainly focus on one of the most significant philosophical aspects of his work—the soul. This study will examine various concepts and definitions of the soul, its relationship with human body and mind, its immortality, which are part and parcel of humanity. The author states that intellectuals disagree as to their definition of the soul, and their multifarious opinions leave us in bewilderment. This paper’s aim is to engage in a discussion about soul so as to grasp its importance in Tawḥīdī. Broaching the question, this philosopher of litterateurs and the litterateur of philosophers presents his ideas according to his background as a Muslim intellectual and in accordance with the cultural aspects of his time and his social environment. This paper attempts to provide an overview of the author’s moral and philosophical ideas.
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Faisal Kenanah. La conception de l’âme chez Abū Ḥayyān al-Tawḥīdī : L’exemple du Kitāb al-imtāʿ wa’l-muʾānasa. Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Bergen, 2019, 19, pp.35-56. ⟨10.5617/jais.7635⟩. ⟨hal-03175529⟩



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