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History of Islamic philosophy

Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Oliver Leaman
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 1996.
Series: Routledge history of world philosophies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Islamic Philosophy has often been treated as mainly of historical interest, belonging to the history of ideas rather than to philosophy. This is volume challenges this belief. The Routledge History of Philosophy is made up entirely of essays by a distinguished list of writers. They provide detailed discussions of the most important thinkers and the key concepts in Islamic philosophy, from earliest times to the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Seyyed Hossein Nasr; Oliver Leaman
ISBN: 0415056675 9780415056670 0415131596 9780415131599 041513160X 9780415131605 0415259347 9780415259347
OCLC Number: 32050152
Description: 2 volumes (xx, 1211 pages) ; 24 cm.
Contents: I. Religious, intellectual and cultural context --
II. Early Islamic philosophers in the East --
III. Islamic philosophers in the Western lands of Islam --
IV. Philosophy and the mystical tradition --
V. Later Islamic philosophy --
VI. The Jewish philosophical tradition in the Islamic cultural world --
VII. Philosophy and its parts --
VIII. Later transmission and interpretation --
IX. Islamic philosophy in the modern Islamic world --
X. Interpretation of Islamic philosophy in the West --
XI. Bibliography.
Series Title: Routledge history of world philosophies.
Responsibility: edited by Seyyed Hossein Nasr and Oliver Leaman.


Emphasising the living nature and rich diversity of the subject, this volume examines the main thinkers and schools of thought, discusses the key concepts of Islamic philosophy and covers a vast  Read more...
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'The world's leading experts in authentic Islamic philosophy both explain and challenge its core concepts. Essential to literacy in one of the world's great philosophical traditions.' - Philadelphia Read more...

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