Saturday, April 19, 2014

Abul ʿAla Al-Maʿarri (973-1057)


Ma'Arri's Ontology


The Freethinker

Reasonable non-belief

Inquiry trumps faith. 




The Skeptic

Lack of empirical evidence

Discovery trumps revelation. 



The Secularist

Inconsistent revelations 

Reason trumps custom.  



The Humanist 

The argument from evil

Autonomy trumps piety.