The methodology of Ibn Sina in acquisition of religious knowledge

Morteza hoseinzadeh

Abstract


 

There are many discussions about philosophical methodology of Ibn Sina. However, this study aimed to investigate the methodology of Ibn Sina in acquisition of religious knowledge. The acquisition of religious knowledge in a specific school and system is associated with the method of acquiring knowledge; i.e. what resources are used to achieve knowledge and what are the barriers to understanding and knowledge. Understanding his philosophical methodology which also includes the religious knowledge, the methodology of Ibn Sina in acquisition of religious knowledge may be revealed. This study investigated the knowledge sources, especially religious knowledge and their limits, the harmony between religion and intellect, and the interpretations of this harmony to find the methodology of religious knowledge acquisition.


Keywords


Methodology, Religious Knowledge, Ibn Sina, Intellect, Intuition, Religion.

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