In this episode we talk with researcher Michael Noble about his recent book: Philosophising the Occult. Avicennan Psychology and ‘The Hidden Secret’ of Fakhr al-Dīn al-Rāzī (De Gruyter, 2021). This work is the result of Michael’s PhD research at The Warburg Institute and touches on many aspects of Arabic cosmology and astral magic. Michael is currently a post doctoral researcher at the Ludwig-Maximilans Universitat on the project The Heirs of Avicenna: Philosophy in the Islamic East from the 12th to the 13th Century (DFG funded project, 2016-19).
For Michael’s book see: https://www.degruyter.com/view/title/550156