Video: The Concept of Knowledge (‘ilm) in Nasir-i Khusraw’s Philosophy

On Thursday, March 14, Khalil Andani (Master’s Candidate, Harvard University) delivered a presentation on the concept of Knowledge (‘ilm) according to Sayyidnā Nāṣir-i Khusraw. This presentation took place during the 17th annual NMCGSA Graduate Symposium held at the University of Toronto.

Khalil Andani

Khalil’s presentation explores the ideas of knowledge (‘ilm), intellect (‘aql), perception (andar yāftan; idrāk), recognition (ma‘rifah) and inspiration (ta’yīd) in the philosophy of Sayyidnā Nāṣir-i Khusraw and discusses two levels of knowledge – direct intellectual perception (andar yāftan) and conceptual knowledge (taṣawwur).   His presentation (click here for abstract) consists of the following sections:

a) Contextualizing Nasir-i Khusraw
b) The Objects of Knowledge
c) Knowledge as Intellectual Perception
d) Knowledge as Conception
e) Ma‘rifah (Recognition)
f) From Potential Intellect to Actual Intellect
g) Conclusion

Listen to the presentation and view the powerpoint slideshow video (view on 720p quality):

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