The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy

The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy

by Peter Adamson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 052152069X

ISBN-13: 9780521520690

Pub. Date: 01/17/2005

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Representing one of the great traditions of Western philosophy, philosophy written in Arabic and in the Islamic world was inspired by Greek philosophical works and the indigenous ideas of Islamic theology. This collection of essays, by some of the leading scholars in Arabic philosophy, provides an introduction to the field by way of chapters devoted to individual

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Representing one of the great traditions of Western philosophy, philosophy written in Arabic and in the Islamic world was inspired by Greek philosophical works and the indigenous ideas of Islamic theology. This collection of essays, by some of the leading scholars in Arabic philosophy, provides an introduction to the field by way of chapters devoted to individual thinkers (such as al-Farabi, Avicenna and Averroes) or groups, especially during the 'classical' period from the ninth to the twelfth centuries.

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ISBN-13:
9780521520690
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/17/2005
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Philosophy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
468
Sales rank:
1,269,398
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.34(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction Peter Adamson and Richard C. Taylor; 2. Greek into Arabic: neoplatonism in translation Cristina D'Ancona; 3. Al-Kindî and the reception of Greek philosophy Peter Adamson; 4. Al-Fârâbî and the philosophical curriculum David Reisman; 5. The Ismâ'îlîs Paul Walker; 6. Avicenna and the Avicennian tradition Robert Wisnovsky; 7. Al-Gazâlî Michael E. Marmura; 8. Philosophy in Andalusia: Ibn Bâjja and Ibn Tufayl Josep Puig Montada; 9. Averroes: religious dialectic and Aristotelian philosophical thought Richard C. Taylor; 10. Suhrawardî and illuminationism John Walbridge; 11. Mysticism and philosophy: Obn 'Arabî and Mullâ Sadrâ Sajjad H. Rizvi; 12. Logic Tony Street; 13. Ethical and political philosophy Charles E. Butterworth; 14. Natural philosophy Marwan Rashed; 15. Psychology: soul and intellect Deborah L. Black; 16. Metaphysics Thérèse-Anne Druart; 17. Islamic philosophy and Jewish philosophy Steven Harvey; 18. Arabic into Latin: the reception of Arabic philosophy into Western Europe Charles Burnett; 19. Recent trends in Arabic and Persian philosophy Hossein Ziai.

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