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The Problem of Relationship between Religion and Philosophy in Nurettin Top u

Keywords: Nurettin Top u , Philosophy and religion , Metaphysics , Misticism , belief , knowledge.

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We see that both scholars of religion and philosophers have analysed on the relationship between religion and philosophy. In the twentieth century, that Westernization movements reached its peak, we find that the various ideas emerged around the cited problematic Nurettin. Top u (1909-1974) as a philosopher and a Muslim, made very important analysis concerning the relations between science and religion. According to our thinker, there cannot conflict between philosophy and religion, on the contrary, philosophy is the necessary for being truly pious, if one free from personal passions and in real tend to truth pointing out to the metaphysical area. Therefore, according to Top u, science, philosophy and religion are situated as steps to receive the knowledge of God. So the relation between reason and revelation, philosophy and religion is made compatible.


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