By Professor Lewis Edwin Hahn, Randall E Auxier, Lucian W Stone
Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a Persian Sufist is the topic of quantity 28 within the Library of residing Philosophers sequence. As within the different volumes of the sequence, the topic discusses his existence and philosophical improvement in an highbrow autobiography. this is often by means of 33 severe essays by means of a variety of students and Nasr's replies to every of them.
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My father died of a heart attack shortly after I began Peddie and this news only added to the pains of separation from home. My mother and brother came to America for a while but were forced to return home because of financial difficulties. My family bonds with my uncle and the cousins nearby remained strong, but I became more and more engrossed in cultivating American friends and learning the American way of life whose popular aspect, especially as manifested in the rebellion and violence of some of the young, repelled me completely.
From Baghdad a ticket was obtained for me to take the special overnight bus, belonging to a British company, which traveled through the forbidding desert between Iraq and Syria. When we arrived in Damascus a Persian friend took me to his house where I spent a few days in preparation for a car ride through the still undivided Palestine of that time. A suitable car was finally found and with a few passengers, including a Persian friend, we traveled to Palestine, passing through beautiful orchards and pastures whose greenery surprised me.
We had very differing points of view concerning the philosophy of science and the methodology to study the history of science. I was the only one concentrating on Islamic science for which there was no specialist at Harvard after the death of Sarton. He had in fact trained only one other Muslim scholar in the field before, namely, Aydin Sayili, the famous Turkish historian of Islamic astronomy who was sent by the Turkish government before the Second World War to Harvard specifically to study with the famous historian of science.