In Nasir-i Khusraw’s system, the physical world is a product resulting directly from Soul’s desire to correct its ontological imperfection – the fact that it is separated from God by Intellect- his philosophical treatment of the role of mankind and matter is more positive than would be expected in a more traditional Neoplatonic or gnostic treatise. For […]

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