The Ontology and Nature of Knowledge
Title: The Ontology and Nature of Knowledge
Author: Mohsen Abbasnejad
Subject: Non-Fiction (Rationality and Religion)
Publisher: Quranic Researches Foundation Press.
Year of publishing: 2014
No. of Pages: 226/Paperback
Size: 16.5× 22.5
◙Sample English text is available.
About the Book:
This book deals with one of the greatest puzzles of the universe, i.e.”The Ontology and Nature of the knowledge “which has long been a matter of considerable controversies among the western and Muslim philosophers. Having critically examined the viewpoints of western and Muslim philosophers regarding the ontology of knowledge, the author proposes his own theory on perception called “The Reversion Theory”. In part one, discussing the issue of mind ,body and mental qualities from the perspectives of monistic theories including Behaviorism, Functionalism and the Correspondence Theory in one hand, and the dualistic theories of Plato, Aristotle,Avecenna(Ibn-Sina),and Mulla Sadra on the other hand, the book deals in details with the “Spirit and its nature” as a very significant issue.
Reconsidering the dualistic theories and critically examining the monistic ones, the Reversion theory presents a novel view on perception and seeks to propose new ideas regarding such significant epistemological problems as the sense perception, generalities’ ontology, the nature of thinking, the error of reasoning, the awareness, and the essence of memory and imagination within this novel theoretical framework.
The second part of the book deals with the epistemology, investigating the tripartite elements of knowledge as “True Justified Beliefs”. Having criticized such theories as correspondence, coherence, and pragmatism, a new theory called as “The Theory of Common Sense in Truth” is proposed within the framework of Reversion Theory. Moreover, the book defends the theory of common sense in justification after reviewing the tenets of Fundamentalism and coherence. Epistemology is undoubtedly an important step in proper understanding of mingling knowledge and religion on the one hand and systematic production of religious knowledge on the other.
Table of Contents:
Part I: Ontology of Knowledge
Chapter One: Sense Apprehension
Chapter Two: Mind and Body
Chapter Three: The Question of the Spirit
Chapter IV: Reversion (Bazgashti) Theory in Perception
Part II: Reversion Epistemology
Chapter One: Reversion Epistemology
Chapter Two: The Theory of the Common Sense (‘Aql-i ‘Urfi) in Truth
Chapter Three: The Theory of Common Sense in Truth (Sidq)
We read in the part of the book:
About the Author:
Mohsen Abbasnejad was took his BS in Mechanical Engineering but continued his studies in Philosophy. Having studied Islamic Jurisprudence and Usool in seminary under the great contemporary jurist and philosophy under a distinguished philosopher of the eastern world, he passed the highest levels of the seminary with flying colors.
Having authored number of works in such field as philosophy, philosophy of science and Hadith, and Jurisprudence, Abbasnejad is now serving on Quran and epistemology, and the director of the Quranic Research Foundation.
In addition to penning a six-volume collection on the basics of inter-relating science and the religion, some of his other books are as follow:
-Principles and basics of the Quran and Modern Science,
-Imam Ali (A.S.) Managerial Approach,
-Imam Ali (A.S.) Personal Lifestyle,
-Basic Rights within religious Approach,
-Some Elaborations on the Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence (3 Vols.)