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Sunday, June 10, 2018

Philosopher of the month: Mullā Sadrā [infographic] | OUPblog

This June, the OUP Philosophy team honours Mullā Sadrā (1571 – 1640) as their Philosopher of the Month, says Catherine Pugh, Marketing Assistant at Oxford University Press in Oxford, UK. 

Bridge in Shiraz, Iran by yisus10.
Photo: Public domain via Pixabay.

An Iranian Islamic philosopher, Sadrā is recognised as the major process philosopher of the school of Isfahan. Mullā Sadrā is primarily associated with “metaphilosophy,” but also maintains sovereign status as a spiritual leader for the Islamic East.

After having spent some time in Isfahan once he finished his formal education, Sadrā retreated to work in solitary in a small village near Qom. Upon his return to his birthplace Shiraz, Sadrā trained students, gained followers, and completed over forty works... 

We’ve created the infographic below to highlight more from the life and work of Mullā Sadrā. For more, follow @OUPPhilosophy and the hashtag #philosopherotm on Twitter.

Source: OUPblog (blog)