Islamic Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide [NOOK Book]

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Charts the evolution and interaction of philosophy, theology, and mysticism in the Islamic context. Highlights key individuals, movements, concepts and writings. Covers: the translation of ancient texts and their transmission to the Muslim world; the development of a systematic philosophy in Islam; mysticism and the development of Sufism; Islam's interaction with western philosophy and theology; contemporary trends.
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Islamic Philosophy: A Beginner's Guide

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Overview

Charts the evolution and interaction of philosophy, theology, and mysticism in the Islamic context. Highlights key individuals, movements, concepts and writings. Covers: the translation of ancient texts and their transmission to the Muslim world; the development of a systematic philosophy in Islam; mysticism and the development of Sufism; Islam's interaction with western philosophy and theology; contemporary trends.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780740300
  • Publisher: Oneworld Publications
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Series: Beginner's Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,396,805
  • File size: 594 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 The transmission of ancient philosophy and science 7

2 Early religious and political conflicts 13

3 The dawn of systematic philosophy and free thought in the ninth century 26

4 Neoplatonism and Neopythagoreanism in the tenth and eleventh centuries 47

5 Interactions of philosophy and dogma 78

6 Philosophy and mysticism 91

7 The resurgence of Peripatetic philosophy in al-Andalus 105

8 The progress of anti-rationalism and the onset of decline 125

9 Illuminationism (Ishraq) and the reconciliation of Neoplatonism and Sufism 140

10 Modern and contemporary trends 152

Conclusion 172

Appendix 1 The chief philosophical translations 177

Appendix 2 Leading Mu'tazilite scholars 180

Notes 182

Select bibliography 188

Index 195

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