"...the Imagination (or love, or sympathy, or any other sentiment) induces knowledge, and knowledge of an 'object' which is proper to it..."
Henry Corbin (1903-1978) was a scholar, philosopher and theologian. He was a champion of the transformative power of the Imagination and of the transcendent reality of the individual in a world threatened by totalitarianisms of all kinds. One of the 20th century’s most prolific scholars of Islamic mysticism, Corbin was Professor of Islam & Islamic Philosophy at the Sorbonne in Paris and at the University of Teheran. He was a major figure at the Eranos Conferences in Switzerland. He introduced the concept of the mundus imaginalis into contemporary thought. His work has provided a foundation for archetypal psychology as developed by James Hillman and influenced countless poets and artists worldwide. But Corbin’s central project was to provide a framework for understanding the unity of the religions of the Book: Judaism, Christianity and Islam. His great work Alone with the Alone: Creative Imagination in the Sufism of Ibn ‘Arabi is a classic initiatory text of visionary spirituality that transcends the tragic divisions among the three great monotheisms. Corbin’s life was devoted to the struggle to free the religious imagination from fundamentalisms of every kind. His work marks a watershed in our understanding of the religions of the West and makes a profound contribution to the study of the place of the imagination in human life.

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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

7ème JOURNEE HENRY CORBIN 17 December - corrected

Henry Corbin et le débat contemporain en sciences humaines
le samedi 17 décembre 2011
à l’Ecole Normale Supérieure, 45 rue d’Ulm, 75005 Paris

*Amphithéâtre RATAUD*

Président de séance : Leili Anvar-Chenderoff (INALCO)
9h 30 : Christian JAMBET (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes), « Henry Corbin et Louis
Massignon ».
10 h 30 : Alexandre AHMADI (psychiatre-psychothérapeute jungien) «Jung et Corbin. Monde
de l'Inconscient et Monde Imaginal »
11 h 30 : Manuel QUINON (Université de Strasbourg) : «Henry Corbin et Gilbert Durand».

Déjeuner au restaurant « Mauzac », 7 rue de l’Abbé de l’Epée, 75005 Paris


Président de séance : Philippe Faure (Université d’Orléans)
14 h 30 : David BISSON (Université Rennes I), «Henry Corbin et Gershom Scholem »
15 h 30 : Maria SOSTER (chercheur indépendant), « Aperçus sur des textes corbiniens dans
les années trente »
17h30-19h Cocktail au « Mauzac »

Le secrétaire général, Pierre Lory

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