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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religions, has a considerable number of studies on rituals, as well as translations and editions of ancient unpublished Arabic and Persian texts, that he recovered himself patiently in the libraries of Turkey and Iran.

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  • Swedenborg i ezoterijski islam
    Nouvelle traduction croate de : Henry Corbin, «Herméneutique spirituelle comparée - I. Swedenborg II. Gnose ismaélienne», dans Eranos-Jahrbuch - Das menschliche Drama in der Welt der […]
  • Nell’Islam iranico. Aspetti spirituali e filosofici 4. La Scuola di Isfahan La Scuola shaykhî Il Dodicesimo Imâm e la cavalleria spirituale
    Nel quarto e ultimo volume di Nell’Islam iranico – la summa del suo pensiero filosofico, della sua ricerca e del suo lavoro di ermeneutica – Corbin ha finalmente modo di mostrare come in Iran si siano mantenute vive le più importanti correnti spirituali e filosofiche della tradizione esoterica shī-’ita, anche nei secoli che, in Occidente, corrispondono all’età moderna e contemporanea.
  • Topologies de l’imaginal
    224 pages, format 17 x 24 cm, illustrations NB;  Issu d'un colloque transdisciplinaire tenu à Epinal GEORGES BERTIN, RÉMI BOYER, CÉLINE BRYON-PORTET, GUSTAVO DE CASTRO, FLORENCE […]
  • Morel page titre
    Sur l’actualité phénoménologique d’Henry Corbin
    Anthony Morel « Sur l’actualité phénoménologique d’Henry Corbin. Un paradigme persan ? » Annales de phénoménologie – Nouvelle série / Annalen der Phänomenologie – Neue Reihe […]
  • 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.
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