# 【書籍】「イスラーム哲学の原像」と光州ビエンナーレ2016

Background
The notion of the eighth climate, or “the imaginal”, goes back to the 12thcentury Persian mystic and philosopher Sohravardi, and was elaborated by the 20th century French philosopher Henri Corbin. It is an addition to the seven physical climates of the earth identified by ancient Greek geographers.

Unlike in the seven earthly climates, the eighth climate is not based on a separation of matter and spirit, history and myth – it is ontologically real and existing, but beyond our ordinary way of perceiving and understanding things. The eighth climate establishes real imaginative knowledge and function, while escaping rationalism as we know it. The eighth climate is also known as mundus imaginalis in Latin (the imaginal world).

・・・と言われてもよくわからず色々検索したところ、神秘主義やイスラム哲学と関係があるようなのと、興味が湧いたので井筒俊彦著「イスラーム哲学の原像」という本を購入しました。