Philosophy and the Intellectual Life in Shīʿah Islam – Symposium 2015

Edited  by S. N. Ahmad and S. H. Rizvi

The first volume in the Shīʿah Institute Symposia SeriesPhilosophy & the Intellectual Life in Shīʿah Islam contains the proceedings from The Shīʿah Institute’s first Symposium 2015, comprising a series of studies into the philosophical trends and thinkers associated with the Shīʿī tradition. The volume offers insight into the rich intellectual history of Shia Islam by examining some of the most enduring and integral theological, mystical, metaphysical, and epistemological questions. The chapters are broad in scope, commencing from the classical period of philosophical theology and proceeding to examine philosophical aspects of the thought of al-Shaykh al-Mufīd, Mīr Dāmād, and Mullā Ṣadrā, amongst others. The volume aims to make an initial contribution, both by opening up fresh lines of inquiry into the ‘Intellectual Life in Shīʿah Islam’ and by encouraging further research into Shīʿī intellectual history.

S. N. Ahmad (Ph.D Princeton University) has edited and introduced John Cooper’s translation of Mahdī Ḥāʾirī Yazdī’s Universal Science: An Introduction to Islamic Metaphysics (Leiden, 2017).

S. H. Rizvi (Ph.D Cantab.) is a Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Exeter. He has contributed articles to various journals and is the author of Mullā Ṣadrā Shīrāzī (Oxford, 2007), and Mullā Ṣadrā and Metaphysics: Modulation of Being (Abingdon, 2009).

Philosophy & the Intellectual Life in Shīʿah Islam is available to purchase, please email the institute.

ISBN: 978-0-9935884-3-3 (Hardback)