Authors: Moha Haj Yousef
ISBN-13: 9780415444996, ISBN-10: 0415444993
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
Date Published: February 2008
This book is the first comprehensive attempt to explain Ibn ‘Arabî’s distinctive view of time and its role in the process of creating the cosmos and its relation with the Creator. By comparing this original view with modern theories of physics and cosmology, Mohamed Haj Yousef constructs a new cosmological model that may deepen and extend our understanding of the world, while potentially solving some of the drawbacks in the current models such as the historical Zeno's paradoxes of motion and the recent Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox (EPR) that underlines the discrepancies between Quantum Mechanics and Relativity.
Table of Contents
List of figures x
List of tables xi
Foreword Professor James W. Morris xii
Cosmology and time 1
General aspects of Ibn 'Arabi's concept of time and days 27
The significance of the divine week and its seven days 73
The actual flow of time 100
Unicity and multiplicity 117
The Single Monad model of the cosmos 140
The Single Monad model and its implications for modern physics 165