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al-Dawani, Jalal al-Din (1426–1502)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-H038-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Article Summary

Jalal al-Din al-Dawani was a prominent philosopher and theologian from Shiraz, who came to the note of Western scholars through an English translation of his ethical treatise the Akhlaq-e Jalali (Jalalean Ethics), published in 1839. Although the larger part of his work written in Arabic has been little studied, he did write extensively and engaged in a famous and lengthy philosophical dispute with another leading philosopher, Sadr al-Din al-Dashtaki. His metaphysical views were quoted, and refuted, by Mulla Sadra. He emerges as a thinker who combined elements of illuminationist and Peripatetic philosophy (and possibly also interests in Ibn al-‘Arabi) to confront theological, ethical, political and mystical concerns.

Citing this article:
Cooper, John. al-Dawani, Jalal al-Din (1426–1502), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-H038-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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