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God and logic in Islam : the caliphate of reason

Author: John Walbridge
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
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"This book investigates the central role of reason in Islamic intellectual life. Despite widespread characterization of Islam as a system of belief based only on revelation, John Walbridge argues that rational methods, not fundamentalism, have characterized Islamic law, philosophy and education since the medieval period. His research demonstrates that this medieval Islamic rational tradition was opposed by both  Read more...
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Walbridge, John.
God and logic in Islam.
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
(DLC) 2010031764
(OCoLC)644662615
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Walbridge
ISBN: 9780511992513 0511992513 9780511761959 0511761953
OCLC Number: 701718583
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 211 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Introduction --
Part I. The formation of the Islamic tradition of reason: 1. The problem of reason in Islam: is Islam a non-rational religion and civilization?; 2. The diversity of reason; 3. Empirical knowledge of the mind of God; 4. The failure of the Fārābian synthesis of religion and philosophy; 5. Mysticism, post-classical Islamic philosophy, and the rise and fall of Islamic science --
Part II. Logic, education, and doubt: 6. Where is Islamic logic?: the triumph of scholastic rationalism in Islamic education; 7. The long afternoon of Islamic logic; 8. The institutionalization of disagreement --
Part III. The fall and the future of Islamic rationalism: 9. The decline and fall of scholastic reason in Islam; 10. A chaos of certitudes: the future of Islamic reason.
Responsibility: John Walbridge.

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Investigates central role of reason in Islamic intellectual life, predicting rationalism will be vital to revival of Islamic intellectual culture.  Read more...

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'This is a daring attempt to understand the role of reason in the Islamic intellectual tradition and to explain it in simple, lucid terms. Full of fresh insights.' Zafar Ishaq Ansari, International Read more...

 
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