"This... is not simply an antiquarian passion. It is a matter of discovering not an old and worn-out artifact but rather what Islam says about being as being. It is also a matter of knowing what Islam says about its own being, its own decision concerning being.... It is a matter of understanding the ontology of Islam in both senses of the expression: the doctrine of being that Islam slowly brought to completion, and that which constitutes the being of Islam itself, its ontological foundation." - from the preface to The Act of Being"
About the Author
Christian Jambet teaches philosophy in Paris and has translated numerous Islamic philosophers and poets. He is also the author of La logique des Orientaux: Henry Corbin et la science des formes
and La grande résurrection d'Alamût: Les formes de la liberté dans le shi'isme ismaélien