An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia. Volume 1: From Zoroaster to 'Omar Khayyām
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The tradition of philosophy in the Persian-speaking world is extraordinarily rich, creative and diverse. This anthology, which is divided into three volumes, aims to communicate something of that richness and diversity. The term "philosophy" is understood to in its widest sense to include theological debate, philosophical Sufism and philosophical hermeneutics (ta'wil). Ext

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Hardcover, 1st edition, 506 pages
Published March 18th 2008 by I.B. Tauris/The Institute of Ismaili Studies (first published 1999)
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