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Henry Corbin (1903-1978) - Stella Corbin (1910-2003)

Henry Corbin (1903-1978)

Henry Corbin dans sa bibliothèque en 1973.

Orientalist and philosopher, Corbin is one of the most prominent thinkers of the twentieth century. Discipleof Etienne Gilson and Louis Massignon, whom he succeeded in the chair for the Study of Islam at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes at the Sorbonne, he was also one of the fundamental pillars - with CG Jung and M. Eliade, among others - of the Eranos Circle from 1949 to 1977, Director of the department of iranology of the Franco-Iranian Institute of Tehran from 1946 to 1970, professor for more than thirty years at the University of Tehran and a founding member of the University of Saint John of Jerusalem.

Henry Corbin opened the eyes of the West, about the existence of a completely unknown world: the deep spirituality of the great mystics and Shiite philosophy developed in East Muslim world, particularly in Iran, after the death Averroes. His work centered on the Islamic knowledge and spirituality, but developed in the context of the three monotheistic religions, has a considerable number of studies on rituals, as well as translations and editions of ancient unpublished Arabic and Persian texts, that he recovered himself patiently in the libraries of Turkey and Iran.

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  • Živa baština : Henry Corbin / Stvaralačka imaginacija
    Henry Corbin rodio se 14. aprila 1903. godine u Parizu.Rodio se u protestantskoj porodici, ali je odgojen u katoličkom duhu. Godine 1922. završava Srednju katoličku školu “St. Maur” u Parizu a 1923. odlazi na Univerzitet Sorbonu, Fakultet École pratique des hautes études.Dvije godine kasnije diplomira filozofiju, a 1928. godine piše rad o utjecaju stoicizma i Augustina na španskog pjesnika Luisa de Leóna iz 16. stoljeća za koji dobija nagradu od najstarijeg aktivnog univerziteta Španije “Salamanca”.Istovremeno od 1926. do 1927. godine prisustvuje nastavi na fakultetu za orijentalne jezike gdje se upoznaje s arapskim i sanskritskim jezikom. Dvije godine poslije stječe diplomu arapskog, perzijskog i turskog jezika.
  • A Comparative Study of Mulla Sadra and Henry Corbin
    Enshaallah RAHMATI et Mahnaz OSOOLI « A Comparative Study of Mulla Sadra and Henry Corbin: Their Views concerning the Impact of Revealed Teachings on Human Being […]
  • Hildegarde de Bingen et la tradition visionnaire de l’Occident
    Hildegarde de Bingen et la tradition visionnaire de l'Occident Victoria Cirlot Traduit de l'espagnol (castillan) par Sébastien Galland et Juan Lorentecollection Théôria Les visions d'Hildegarde de […]
  • Jung, Buddhism, and the Incarnation of Sophia
    Jung, Buddhism, and the Incarnation of Sophia : Unpublished Writings from the Philosopher of the Soul  Examines the work of Carl Jung in relation to Eastern […]
  • La perception auditive comme perception spirituelle chez Henry Corbin
    Daniel Proulx « La perception auditive comme perception spirituelle chez Henry Corbin » Quaderni di Studi Indo-mediterranei - Oikosophia édité par Daniela Boccassini, Milan, Mimesis no. […]
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