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date: 17 May 2021

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A fundamental problem in the interpretation of Suhrawardī’s Illuminationist philosophy is the difficulty of understanding the relationship between his masterwork, The Philosophy of Illumination, and his so-called Peripatetic works, written in the style of Ibn Sīnā. This chapter demonstrates that The Intimations of the Tablet and the Throne gives a Peripatetic account of philosophy but raises the issues that come under criticism in the Philosophy of Illumination and that are then dealt with in detail in Suhrawardī’s massive Paths and Havens. The chapter examines several specific issues: essential definition, hylomorphism, the intentionality of the concept of existence, the Platonic Forms, and reincarnation.

Keywords: Suhrawardī, Illuminationism, Peripatetic, definition, hylomorphism, existence, Platonic Forms, reincarnation

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