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Ibn Kammuna (d. 1284)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-J017-1
Version: v1,  Published online: 1998
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Physician and man of letters, Ibn Kammuna left a number of writings on philosophy and religion. His treatise comparing Judaism, Christianity and Islam caused major rioting in Baghdad, forcing him to flee that city in secret. His commentary on al-Suhrawardi’s Talwihat, the major text of Islamic Illuminationist philosophy remains one of the clearest and most thorough expositions of that branch of thought.

Citing this article:
Langermann, Y. Tzvi. Ibn Kammuna (d. 1284), 1998, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-J017-1. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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