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Islamic philosophy and the classical tradition

Islamic philosophy and the classical tradition

essays presented by his friends and pupils to Richard Walzer on his seventieth birthday

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Published by Cassirer in (Oxford, Eng.) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Walzer, Richard, -- 1900-,
  • Philosophy, Islamic.,
  • Philosophy, Ancient.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEditors: S. M. Stern, Albert Hourani and Vivian Brown.
    SeriesOriental studies -- 5
    ContributionsWalzer, Richard, 1900-, Stern, S. M 1920-1969.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 549 p. :
    Number of Pages549
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21863360M

    Although Islamic philosophy represents one of the most important philosophical traditions in the world, it has only relatively recently begun to receive attention in the non-Islamic world. This is a new edition of a successful introductory book, expanded and updated to take account of recent scholarship/5. For a long time Islamic philosophy was under a cloud of doubt and uncertainty. Some people denied its existence while others affirmed it. This uncertainty continued all through the nineteenth century. Those who denied the very existence of an Islamic philosophy feigned ignorance and maintained that the teachings of Islam opposed all free discussion and investigation, and.

    In summary, Islamic philosophy started with its own indigenous tradition of kalam, but with the translation of Greek works into Arabic, it was joined by Hellenistic thought: particularly the Neoplatonists associated with al-Kindi and the/5. This book offers a series of inroads into the rich tradition of Islamic philosophy. Those familiar with this tradition have long recognized its profound influence on medieval Christian and Jewish thought, as well as the pivotal role that Islamic philosophers played in preserving and transmitting the legacy of classical Greek thought to Europe.

    The word ‘philosophy’ is derived from the Greek for ‘love of wisdom’. Its is essentially, the study of general and fundamental problems, such as those connected with existence, knowledge, values, reason, mind, and language but is distinguished from other ways of addressing such problems by its critical, generally systematic approach and its reliance on rational argument. Islamic law reserves a communal entity status for the ahl al-kitab, People of the Book, i.e., those with revealed religions, including Jews and Christians. Islam also recognizes a number of extra-biblical prophets, such as Hud, Salih, Shuayb, and others of more obscure origin.


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() History of Islamic Philosophy, trans. Sherrard, London: Kegan Paul International. Abu Nasr Muhammad al-Farabi, also known in Arabic as Al-Muallim Al-Thani, the second teacher (after Aristotle) is easily one of the greatest philosophers of the contribution to both Aristotelian and Platonic thought is immeasurable and the modern age owes a great debt to this Central Asian polymath who not only preserved but developed Greek philosophy.

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Clark, Thales to Dewey: A History of Philosophy (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, ), f. 3 Hammuda Abdalati, Islam in Focus (Indianapolis, IN: Amana Publications.An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy.

Book Title:An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy. Although Islamic philosophy represents one of the most important philosophical traditions in the world, it has only relatively recently begun to receive attention in the nonIslamic world."An inspiring, innovative, and bold collection of first-rate studies on a wide array of topics in Islamic intellectual history, from Qur'an and Law, to tradition and history, to philosophy and ethics, and from medieval source analyses to contemporary reflections on Islam and human rights.