Reflections on the Epistemological Views of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
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Sergeev, M. “Reflections on the Epistemological Views of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá”. The Journal of Bahá’í Studies, vol. 22, no. 1-4, Dec. 2012, pp. 89-104, doi:10.31581/jbs-22.1-4.4(2012).


The paper discusses ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s epistemological views by addressing the four sources of knowledge as explored by Him in various talks and books. These categories include sensory perception, reason, intuition, and tradition. This discourse systematizes ‘Abdu’l-Bahá’s epistemology in the context of global philosophy, focusing on a number of issues that are of special concern for modern western thought. These concerns deal with subjects such as the importance of scriptures and the limitations of human knowledge. The paper also analyzes the distinction between objective and subjective knowledge, and between human and divine knowledge.
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