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°2. Thinks God is the absolute being, and separate from humans and°3. Things God is the first of all beings, and didn’t suddenly create theworld. His existence caused the creation of the world –God is universal°4. Believes philosophy has a superior of understand truths, also followsnegative theology°5. The ideal society would be governed by a philosopher and the idealstate was when Medina was governed by Muhammadimportant basic philosophes that many Muslim philosophers lookedto him and either agreed or had differences of opinions from histeachingthe complete divine emanates something, the further you get fromGod the more material things becomecreation is not something that happens through a will, it justhappened as a natural consequence of the uncreated creatorThe idea of emanation helps to solve the problem of the linebetween having an abstract God and a world of matteroHow do you approach that abstract God?oThe theory of emanation of God goes back to the first cause(the existence of God) and has a gradual movement of thedistance between the physical and abstract (humans vs. God)°
°Isamailia & Abu Yacub°1.°2. Understanding of god is derived from the first light in the universereinforcing tha God is above and beyond any human perception°3. Celestial spheres- emanationfurther developed through the Imams who have access to secretknowledge that was given to them by Muhammadhave a concept of knowledge given to them that°4.°5.concept: trying to think about God and trying to gain access to theabstractedness of God is a religious practice that you have to tryand be donedo that similarly to what Abu Yacub says by using the doublenegative languageoE
X: you can’t say that God is a being, so you would say thatGod is a nonbeing, but you can’t say He isn’t that either soyou would say He is not a non-being°°Ibn Sina/Avicenna°1.°2.°3.°4.°5.he didn’t accept the idea that creation just happened –God createdsomething from nothingbecause the cause and effect reasoning was so central to hisreasoning of God so he couldn’t accept the creation of the worldhappened without God
you can gain access to divine knowledge through esoteric practiceswhat we try to do in logical inquiry is to get to the place behind thewords (complete abstract), but the ecstatic experience is alsoabstract°°Ibn Rushd/Averos°1.°2.°3.°4.°5.°°Al Ghazeli°1.°2.°3.°4.°5.he examined and learned all the ways that existed in his time toapproach God in Islamyou cannot prove emanation, the reason for creation, etc.°°Maimonides°1.°2.°3.°4.°5.different levels of truth/interpretationomore concrete level and a higher level as wellhe is regarded as the guy who invented via negativa –negativetheory°°Thomas Aquinas°1.

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