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MEVLANA, RAZUM I FILOZOFIJA
MEVLANA, REASON AND PHILOSOPHY

Author(s): Ibrahim Kalin
Subject(s): Metaphysics, German Idealism, Middle-East Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind
Published by: Naučnoistraživački institut »Ibn Sina«
Keywords: Mevlana; Mathnawi; mind; Limited mind; Absolute mind; Kant; Aristotle; Hegel; Descartes; Greek sophists; relativists; metaphysical world; noumen; phenomenon;
Summary/Abstract: In this essay, restraints of the human mind in Mevlana’s critique of ratio are pointed out, and relativity of all teachings that observe truthfulness and the Absolute Truth through narrow horizons of individual cognition, enquiries and doubts as well. Mevlana does not reject the mind – he only points to snares and traps that mind has to avoid and overcome to reach insight. A clear insight is reached when the mind – following the process set by it – overcomes its own doubts, that is, the state of cognition which is reached by the mind limited by its own borders. However, when the mind realizes its own limitations, it becomes open for insights into the Absolute Mind, a collection of principles that inspire each individual mind.The Absolute Mind is wholeness, while the limited mind is a part.Each and every human insight is relative. It can be a sign, a symptom of the Truth, but it does not represent the truth in wholeness, and there fore the meaning of being has to be more than its individual manifestations.

  • Page Range: 13-32
  • Page Count: 20
  • Publication Year: 2011
  • Language: Bosnian