Wrestling of wrestling

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The book “Wresting of wresting” (Mosoare al- Mosare) is the name of a philosophical work, written by the prominent scholar “ khajeh Masir  Tousi”.

This book intends analyzing the book composed by "sharestani" called

 "Wrestling philosophers" in which the author bitterly criticizes philosophical methods by Avicenna.   

In the book “wresting of wrestling” khajeh Nasir deals with the wrong views of “shahrestani” about Avicenna’s method, and clearly presents his fallacies.

The author

Muhammad Ibn Muhammad Tusi, outstanding scholar, known as “Nasir al-Din”, “Khajeh Tusi”, “The master of man”, “the 11th intellect” and “The 3rd master” (1201 - 1247), Mashhad – Iran.
He was an astronomer and Shia politician, in 1256 lured the assassin leader Rukn al-Din Khurshah into the hands of the Ilkhan Hulegu, accompanied the latter to Baghdad and founded the observatory of Maragha.

He had a strong sympathy with the Twelver Shia, to him a certain degree of mercy was shown during the Mongol holocaust and whose sanctuaries were spared. He wrote on dogmatics, logic and philosophy, law and belles – lettres, and above all on the sciences, in particular on astronomy.
Khajeh Nasir was fully versed at all the common sciences of his own time: theology, philosophy, mathematics, astronomy and literature.
He also wrote some poems in Arabic and Persian. He followed the Peripatetic philosophers (pshilosophers who follow Aristotle) and his own philosophy was based on Avicenna’s.
Works:
70 works in Arbaic and Persian have been attributed to him but it is doubtfull that some of them to be written by Khajeh Nasir. The following list are some of his works:

1-    Abstraction of beliefs (on theology)
2-    Explanation of the book “Isharat” (written by Avicenna, on philosophy)
3-    The rules of beliefs (on the principles of beliefs)
4-    The Tusi ethics (on ethics and the practical philosophy)
5-    The beginning and the end (on the creation and resurrection, in Persian)
6-    Almagest (on mathematics)
7-    Euclid (on geometry)
8-    Abstraction of logic
9-    The base of extraction (on logic, in Persian)

10- The Ilkhani astronomical tables (on astronomy)

 

 The book structure

 

Some of the sections of the book are as follows:

1- Different kinds of existence

2- Proving the Necessity Being

3- Monotheism of the Necessity Being

4- Knowledge of the Necessity Being

5- Formation of the universe

6- Argument with intellects

7- The problems, etc. 

Sources

Wrestling of wrestling

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