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Subtle Insights Concerning Knowledge and Practice

Sa'd ibn Mansur Ibn Kammuna al-Baghdadi and Andrew March


Written in the mid-thirteenth century for the newly appointed governor of Isfahan, this compact treatise and philosophical guidebook includes a wide-ranging and accessible set of essays on ethics, psychology, political philosophy, and the unity of God. Ibn Kammūna, a Jewish scholar writing in Baghdad during a time of Mongol occupation, was a controversial figure whose writings sometimes incited riots. He argued, among other things, the commonality of all monotheisms, both prophetic and philosophical. Here, for the first time in English, is a surprisingly modern work on the unity of all monothe ... More

Keywords: Isfahan, ethics, psychology, political philosophy, unity of God, Jewish scholar, monotheism, medieval philosopher

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Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780300203691
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2020 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300203691.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sa'd ibn Mansur Ibn Kammuna al-Baghdadi, author
Bar-Ilan University

Andrew March, series editor

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