عنوان مقاله [English]
This paper evaluates editions and studies concerning the Risālah fī al-'ishq. The importance of this treatise is due to the explanation of love from a philosophical approach based on Aristotelian thought. Before Ibn Sina, there were treatises on love in a philosophical way by Plato, Plotinus, and the Ikhwân al-Safâ’ (the Brethren of Purity), which is conceptually different from what Ibn Sina discussed in his work. In this paper, first, the editions have been evaluated and then the manuscripts that were the basis of either of the editions, in accordance with more than thirty older versions, have been analyzed. Then, in order to show the research gaps about this treatise, the related researches were also analyzed. In this evaluation, it was found that: A) The analysis of the initial sentences of the five editions made from this treatise showed that: the choice of the words "al-Hayyah"(Live), "Al-Muqziyyah" (Feeder), "Al-Mudabberah" (Aforethought) and "al-Munba'eth" (Emitted), instead of the words "al-Hessiah" (Sensual), "al-Ma'dniyah", (Inorganic) "al-Mudabberah" (designer) and "al-Monilah" (Destiner) changes the understanding of the meanings of the treatise, B) For better edition, the manuscripts available in Iranian libraries (according to Fankha 45mss; and Dena - second edition - 54 mss) and libraries outside Iran (37 mss) are important in scientific correction, while the correctors in their time relied on manuscripts that were close only in their geographical area. C) The choice of the original manuscript and the classification of the co-rooted manuscripts are important in the scientific correction of the treatise. Critical evaluation method means examining the formal and content aspects of print editions which is decisive in the philosophical analysis of the treatise.