عنوان مقاله [English]
In this article, the book Ibn Sina and the mystical allegory and phenomenological discourse of Corbin on the Sinai wisdom are analyzed and evaluated. The phenomenological approach of Corbin in this book, unlike the subjective approaches of most Western Orientalists can open the door to a fair dialogue between different cultures, leading to a cultural-intellectual interaction that enriches the thinking and culture of both parties. For instance, this book provides a discussion of the relation between Shi'ite Illuminati rationality and Western abstract rationality, and compares the Eastern Sinai tradition with the Western Hermetic tradition, and thus examines the effectiveness and affectedness of Eastern and Western scholars on each other since the past to the present. Other points understood by the author of this article from the Corbin's book are the focus on the dialogues between Western myths and Eastern myths that give rise to a greater understanding of Western and Eastern cultures. One of the highlights of the book is Henry Corbin's non-religious look on the issue of Imamate in Imamieh Shi'ite, which can provide an excellent background for Shiite scholars to also pay close attention to world understanding in inter-cultural dialogue about their beliefs so that proper introduction of their epistemological teachings dismiss incorrect interpretations.