Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings
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BeschreibungAlthough strongly influenced by Greek thought, Islamic philosophers also developed an original philosophical culture of their own which flourished from the ninth through the fourteenth century. This volume offers new translations of philosophical writings by Farabi, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ghazali, Ibn Tufayl, and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). A historical and philosophical introduction sets the writings in context and traces their preoccupations and their achievements.
InhaltsverzeichnisFarabi, The Book of Letters; Ibn Sina, On the Soul; Ghazali, The Rescuer from Error; Ibn Tufayl, Hayy bi Yaqzan; Ibn Rushd, The Incoherence of the Incoherence.
PortraitMuhammad Ali Khalidi is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut.
Pressestimmen'... will find its way onto reading lists as an affordable paperback that collates key readings ...'. The Muslim World Book Review 'Overall, the book is an excellent introduction to the intricate and involved world of medieval Islamic learning - an enriching experience for both general readers and advanced students.' Muzaffar Iqbal, Center for Islam and Science, Canada
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2005
Seitenanzahl: 186 Seiten