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Mar 15, 2023

The Knowledge That Transcends the Empirical World

Hasan Spiker

Hasan Spiker

Hasan Spiker is a philosopher and comparative scholar of Islamic, Greek, and modern thought.

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Esmé L. K. Partridge

Esmé L. K. Partridge

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The Knowledge That Transcends the Empirical World

Zaytuna lecturer Hasan Spiker identifies the true ground of objectivity in a conversation with Esme Partridge.

“The empirical in the traditional notion of reason is only one component in the uncovering of our knowledge. But knowledge really involves uncovering the intelligible object. So what that means is the intelligible object is not there in the empirical world—that actually means transcending the empirical world to make contact with this intelligible essence.”

—Hasan Spiker


Things as They Are, Hasan Spiker (Tabah Research, 2021)

Hierarchy and Freedom, Hasan Spiker (New Andalus, 2023)

Do What Thou Wilt?, Hasan Spiker and Mohammad Fadel (Renovatio)

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