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Kitab al-qabasat: the book of blazing brands 1 edition

Kitab al-qabasat
Muḥammad Bāqir ibn Muḥammad Dā ...

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Kitab al-qabasat
the book of blazing brands
Mir Damad ; a draft English translation, introduction, and notes by Keven Brown.

Published 2009 by Global Scholarly Publications in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Translator's introduction
Mir Damad's introduction
1st qabas. On the kinds of creation (huduth) and the divisions of existence according to them, establishing the bases of judgment, and defining the area of dispute
2nd qabas. On the three kinds of essential antecedence and constructing the demonstration by way of essential priority (taqaddum bi'l-dhat)
3rd qabas. The two kinds of separate posteriority and constituting the demonstration by way of eternal priority
4th qabas. Quotations from the book of god and the traditions of his messenger, and from the traditions of the lofty and pure imams
5th qabas. Concerning the mode of existence of the unqualified natures and the path of the demonstration by the mode of the existence of the nature
6th qabas. On the continuity of time and motion; setting up the course of the demonstration with respect to the continuity of the magnitude of time according to the natural system in two ways; establishing the finitude of extended continuous quantity; and invalidating a numerical infinity
With respect to successive temporal creatures
7th qabas. A series of abridged arguments, unsound dialectical arguments, and criticism of certain syllogisms and controversial sophistical doubts according to the two extremes of the two groups
8th qabas. Inquiry into the power of God and his will after completing what remains in the care of the intellect, through the use of decisive utterance, to solve some of the difficulties and dilemmas caused by doubt and the confusions arising from idle fancies
9th qabas. On establishing the intelligible substances and the stages of the system of existence in the two chains of beginning and return
10th qabas. The decisive doctrine on the secret of predetermination (qada') and fate (qadar), how evil is related to predetermination, the colocynth of truth on prayer and its granting, and the return of the command to god in the beginning and the end

Edition Notes

"Including Selections from Sayyed Ahmad 'Alawi's Sharḥ Kitāb al-Qabasāt."

Includes bibliographical references.

Early works to 1800.
Other Titles
Book of blazing brands


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
B743.I7 D36513 2009

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