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date: 30 May 2020

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This chapter surveys the physics of Faḍl-i Ḥaqq Khayrābādī (d. 1861) as it is found in his al-Hadiyya al-saʿīdiyya fī l-ḥikma al-ṭabīʿiyya, which is arguably the last independent work written within the tradition of post-Avicennan natural philosophy. The study particularly emphasizes Khayrābādī’s discussion of natural bodies with an eye to how he both criticizes earlier atomic theories while also trying to incorporate elements from them into his own continuous analysis of natural bodies. Additional subjects of discussion include Khayrābādī’s account of motion and time and their continuity, his critique of post-Copernican astronomy and defense of geocentricism, and finally aspects of his philosophical psychology as they apply to apprehension and perception.

Keywords: Faḍl-i Ḥaqq Khayrābādī, Hadiyya, natural philosophy post-Avicennan, atomism critique, motion, time, geocentricism defense, philosophical psychology

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