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al-‘Amiri, Abu’l Hasan Muhammad ibn Yusuf (d. 992)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-H041-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Although al-‘Amiri had only a limited long-term impact, his extant works provide useful insights into an extremely creative period in Islamic philosophy in the tenth century ad. He attempted to reconcile philosophy with religion by showing that the genuine conclusions of philosophy could not contradict the revealed truths of Islam, and attempted to build consensus within Islam. He argued for the individual immortality and the punishment or reward of the soul. His analysis of the soul is largely Neoplatonic. The reward of the afterlife is determined by the actualization of the intellect in this life, aided primarily by right actions which moderate the physical faculties and turn the intellect toward the Divine.

Citing this article:
Gaskill, Tom. al-‘Amiri, Abu’l Hasan Muhammad ibn Yusuf (d. 992), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-H041-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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