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al-Tawhidi, Abu Hayyan (c.930–1023)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-H046-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Al-Tawhidi was an Arabic litterateur and philosopher, probably of Persian origin, and author of numerous books which reflect all the main themes of debate and reflection in the cultivated circles of his time. His basic outlook could be defined as a kind of simplified and vulgarized Neoplatonism, influenced by Gnostic elements, with four hypostases: God, Intellect, Soul and Nature. He also has a strong interest in moral questions on both the individual and social level.

Citing this article:
Genequand, Charles. al-Tawhidi, Abu Hayyan (c.930–1023), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-H046-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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