al-Dīn Masʿūd b. ʿUmar al-Taftāzānī (d. 793/1390). In one passage of the Sharḥ al-maqāṣid (which is al-Taftāzānī’s commentary on his own work, the Maqāṣid al-ṭālibīn fī uṣūl al-dīn ), 56 he declares:
The obvious construction one might put on the quarrels between the Companions
definition of ‘human’ as ‘rational animal.’” McGinnis 2010, 43. On the external senses, with a particular emphasis on Avicenna’s optics and his rebuttal of the extramissive theory, see ibid., 100–111.
66 Jules Janssens (1986) has convincingly demonstrated that al-Ghazālī’s Maqāṣid al-falāsifa is a close