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A Survey on the History of thoughts Interaction from Philo to Ibn al-Arabi

Author Affiliations

  • 1 Department of Comparative Religion and Mysticism, Faculty of Theology and Philosophy, Islamic Azad University, Science and Research Branch, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 2, Issue (11), Pages 76-83, November,2 (2013)

Abstract

Philo of Alexandria as a middle Platonist philosopher has had the most influence on the history of religious and philosophic thoughts. His opinions were adapted by Islamic thinkers through intermediaries. Then being combined with the Islamic thought and forming the Islamic Platonic Ideas, Philos opinions reached to Jewish thinkers of the Spain. Due to the symbiotic relationship and having the common language in Spain, Jews and Moslem Scholars reached to the common points in philosophy and other aspects of thoughts in the middle ages. Therefore we can see similarities in ideas of Philo and Ibn al-Arabi despite the large interval. In this paper we have a study on the history of intellectual interaction between the two thinkers

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