"...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.

Search The Legacy of Henry Corbin: Over 800 Posts

Friday, April 6, 2012

Henry Corbin, messager de la philosophie islamo-iranienne en Occident

Spécial Auditeurs du 31 mars 2012 : 
Samedi, 31 Mars 2012 16:20 

-Chers amis auditeurs, bonjour et bienvenus à une nouvelle édition du Spécial Auditeurs qui vous est présenté deux fois par semaine en deux volets. Nous allons lire vos lettres et mails et présenter des sujets variés sur la philosophie islamique et la civilisation iranienne. Nous vous présentons la pensée du philosophe français Henry Corbin. -Nous commençons Le Spécial d’aujourd’hui, comme à l’accoutumée, par la lecture de vos méls et lettres qui nous parviennent des 4 coins du monde ? Si vous êtres d’accord, cher collègue, lisons la première lettre...


(my thanks again to Daniel Proulx for this)

No comments:

Post a Comment