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Le navire du salut (safīnat al-najāt), un motif stoïco-platonicien sous des traits islamiques : al-Kindī et les Frères de la Pureté

Abstract : Al-Kindī's Epistle on the Device for Dispelling Sorrows develops the image of the boat (markab) carrying the souls of the rightful to the intelligible world in a long allegory, which reflects a Neoplatonic reading of the seventh chapter of Epictetus’ Encheiridion, close to Simplicius’ commentary on this well-known Stoic « handbook ». The same image, in a similar Neoplatonic context, also occurs in the Rasā’il Ikhwān al-Ṣafā’, where the boat, vehicle of the purified souls of the elected Brethren, is explicitly identified with Noah’s Arch and the ship of salvation (safīnat al-najāt) of the Islamic tradition.
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Daniel De Smet. Le navire du salut (safīnat al-najāt), un motif stoïco-platonicien sous des traits islamiques : al-Kindī et les Frères de la Pureté. Christian Cannuyer. La mer, les ports, les marins dans les civilisations orientales. Pauline Voûte et Robert Donceel in honorem, pp.191-202, 2019, 978-2-9601012-8-7. ⟨halshs-03090575⟩

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