The Question of Disposition and Virtue in ‘Adud al-Dīn al-Ījī


The primary objective of this article is to investigate the reception of Avicennan psychology by ‘Adud al-Dīn al-Ījī via a focus on his works like al-Akhlāq al-‘adudiyyah, al-Mawāqif, and Tahqīq al-tafsīr; his approach to the concept of disposition following the philosophical tradition; and especially his view of the lack of virtue (i.e., moral maladies). Following a detailed comparative approach on this issue, we will refer to the works of his predecessors, peers, and successors, and most certainly his commentators. By providing an appendix at the end, we seek to introduce the literature based on his al-Akhlāq al-‘adudiyyah and the studies that have been conducted upon this literature.


‘Adud al-Dīn al-Ījī al-Akhlāq al-‘adudiyyah practical philosophy commentary soul disposition virtue