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Short Introduction to Islamic Philosophy

Paperback|Sep 1997
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The development of Islamic theology is rooted heavily in philosophy and mysticism, from the arrival of Greek philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighth century to the present day.;In this book, Fakhry traces this evolution, from the translation of...


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The development of Islamic theology is rooted heavily in philosophy and mysticism, from the arrival of Greek philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighth century to the present day.;In this book, Fakhry traces this evolution, from the translation of ancient Greek philosophy texts into Arabic, through the development of Sufism to contemporary trends. It highlights the key issues, individuals and writings, and explores the conflicts and controversies that have characterized the development of Islamic thought.
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This fascinating introduction explores the major philosophical, theological and mystical concepts that have developed into Islamic philosophy.
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In accessible, non-technical language, Majid Fakhry clearly traces this evolution, highlighting the key issues, individuals and writings, and exploring the conflicts and controversies that have characterized the development of Islamic thought.
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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Part 1 The Transmission Of Ancient Philosophy And Science: The Greek And
  • Syriac Languages
  • The Persian And Indian Languages. Part 2 Early Religious And Political
  • Conflicts: The Political Scene In The 7th Century
  • The Rise Of Systematic Theology (kalam)
  • The Five Fundamental Principles Of The Mu'tazilah. Part 3 The Dawn Of
  • Systematic Philosophy And Free Thought In The 9th Century: Al-kindi
  • Abu Bakr Al-razi
  • The Progress Of Free Thought. Part 4 Neoplatonism And Neopythagoreanism In
  • The 10th And 11th Centuries: Al-farabi
  • Ibn Sina
  • The Brethen Of Purity
  • The Diffusion Of Philosophical Culture In The 10th Century. Part 5
  • Interactions Of Philosophy And Dogma: The Eclipse Of Theological
  • Radicalism: The Islam Assault On Neoplatonism. Part 6 Philosophy And
  • Mysticism: Ascetic Beginnings
  • Pantheistic Or Unitary Mysticism
  • Interactions Of Mysticism And Neoplatonism. Part 7 The Resurgence Of
  • Peripatetic Philospohy In Al-andalus: The Beginnings Of Philosophical
  • Speculations In Al-andalus
  • Ibn Bajjah
  • Ibn Tufayl
  • Ibn Rushd. Part 8 The Progress Of Anti-rationalism And The Onset Of
  • Decline: Ibn Hazm And Ibn Taymiyah
  • Fakhr Al-din Al-razi And His Successors
  • Ibn Khaldun Of Tunis And His New Philosophy Of History. Illuminationalism
  • (ishraq) And The Reconciltion Of Neoplatonism And Sufism: Al-suhrawardi
  • Al-shirazi (mulla Sadra) And His Successors. Part 10 Modern And
  • Contemporary Trends: Islamic Thought In India-pakistan And Southeast Asia
  • The Continuity Of The Ishraqi Tradition In Persia
  • Modernism And Fundamentalism In The Muslim World Today. Appendices: The
  • Cheif Philosophical Translations
  • Leading Mu'tazilite Scholars.

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