Timing and Temporality in Islamic Philosophy and Phenomenology of Life

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Part of the Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology in Dialogue book series (IPOP, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Section I

  3. Section II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. Michael F. Andrews
      Pages 113-127
    3. Seyyed Mohammed Khamenei
      Pages 129-136
  4. Section III

  5. Section IV

  6. Section V

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 341-344

About this book


From time immemorial, concern with timing of life has been crucial for the regulation of human praxis as well as for the philosophical quest to understand existence by seeking its meaning. The two used to inform each other, until modernity, when they parted. In spite of the extensive progress in manipulating change and motion, and of the abundance of metaphysical attempts to enlighten human beings about their fate, the puzzling nature of temporality and timing of reality remains controversial.

The present collection of studies seeks a new answer by initiating a novel investigation informed by the ancient wisdom of the Greaco-Arabic-Islamic sources and inheritance, on the one side, and the contemporary discernment of Occidental phenomenology of life, on the other, in a common dialogical effort to unravel this great enigma of existence.

Papers by: Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, William C. Chittick, Reza Akbarian, Daniela Verducci, Michael F. Andrews, Seyyed Mohammed Khamenei, Nader El-Bizri, Mehdi Aminrazavi, Massimo Durante, Abdul Rahim Afaki, Maria-Chiara Teloni, A.L. Samian, Kathleen Haney, Jad Hatem, Robert J. Dobie, Michel Dion.


Al-Biruni Edmund Husserl Ibn Arabi Ibn Khaldun Logos Martin Heidegger Ontopoiesis Philosophy of Time concept metamorphosis phenomenology

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka
    • 1
  1. 1.The World Institute for Advanced Phenomenological Research and LearningGuadalajara

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