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The Existence of God: Mulla Sadra's Seddiqin Argument versus Criticisms of Kant and Hume (review)

The Existence of God: Mulla Sadra's Seddiqin Argument versus Criticisms of Kant and Hume (review) BOOK REVIEWS The Existence of God: Mulla Sadra's Seddiqin Argument versus Criticisms of Kant and Hume. By Hamidreza Ayatollahy. Tehran: SIPRIn (Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute Publication), 2005. Pp. iii þ 181. Reviewed by Nazif Muhtaroglu University of Kentucky The Existence of God: Mulla Sadra's Seddiqin Argument versus Criticisms of Kant and Hume by Hamidreza Ayatollahy consists of three parts. First, there is a brief introduction on Mulla Sadra's life, works, views, and his historical place in Islamic philosophy. Even though this part is preparatory for the rest, we get some pretty detailed information about Sadra here. For instance, Ayatollahy gives short descriptions of Sadra's oeuvre, which includes thirty-nine books. The second part is the main part of the book and focuses on the Seddiqin argument of Sadra for the existence of God. Ayatollahy presents this argument with the interpretation of two contemporary Persian thinkers, namely Mesbah Yazdi and M. Motahhary, and compares it with the other forms of Seddiqin arguments given by Ibn Sina (Avicenna) and, after Sadra, by Sabzavari and Tabatabai'i. In addition, Ayatollahy compares it with the famous ontological and cosmological arguments as outlined by Kant and Hume. In the third part, Ayatollahy responds to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Philosophy East and West University of Hawai'I Press

The Existence of God: Mulla Sadra's Seddiqin Argument versus Criticisms of Kant and Hume (review)

Philosophy East and West , Volume 58 (2) – Apr 4, 2008

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BOOK REVIEWS The Existence of God: Mulla Sadra's Seddiqin Argument versus Criticisms of Kant and Hume. By Hamidreza Ayatollahy. Tehran: SIPRIn (Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute Publication), 2005. Pp. iii þ 181. Reviewed by Nazif Muhtaroglu University of Kentucky The Existence of God: Mulla Sadra's Seddiqin Argument versus Criticisms of Kant and Hume by Hamidreza Ayatollahy consists of three parts. First, there is a brief introduction on Mulla Sadra's life, works, views, and his historical place in Islamic philosophy. Even though this part is preparatory for the rest, we get some pretty detailed information about Sadra here. For instance, Ayatollahy gives short descriptions of Sadra's oeuvre, which includes thirty-nine books. The second part is the main part of the book and focuses on the Seddiqin argument of Sadra for the existence of God. Ayatollahy presents this argument with the interpretation of two contemporary Persian thinkers, namely Mesbah Yazdi and M. Motahhary, and compares it with the other forms of Seddiqin arguments given by Ibn Sina (Avicenna) and, after Sadra, by Sabzavari and Tabatabai'i. In addition, Ayatollahy compares it with the famous ontological and cosmological arguments as outlined by Kant and Hume. In the third part, Ayatollahy responds to

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