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Elias Muhanna
Why is the sea salty? Why are bloody wounds gross to look at? Why are people petty? These are some of the questions found in one of the most fascinating works of medieval Arabic philosophy, "The Scattered and the Gathered." Here's a partial translation:
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Elias Muhanna 15 Jan 18
Replying to @QifaNabki
2/: Where does fashion come from? Seriously, an important philosophical question according to Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi.
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Elias Muhanna 15 Jan 18
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3/ Why is it easier to make enemies than friends?
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Elias Muhanna 15 Jan 18
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4/ Why do people do stupid things like getting mad at locks that won't open?
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Elias Muhanna 15 Jan 18
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5/ This is a crucial question that great thinkers have contemplated for millennia. (Right ?)
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Elias Muhanna 15 Jan 18
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6/ The Arabs invented the "broken windows" theory.
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Typographus 15 Jan 18
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This is fantastic. Make it your next book!
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Elias Muhanna 15 Jan 18
It's being translated in its entirety by Sophia Vasalou, for the Library of Arabic Literature . Will be a terrific addition to any bookshelf when it appears.
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Stuart Buck 15 Jan 18
Can you upload to instead? has too much of a reputation for spammy behavior.
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