A History of Islamic Philosophy (3rd Revised edition)

A History of Islamic Philosophy (3rd Revised edition)

By: Majid Fakhry (author)Paperback

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The first comprehensive survey of Islamic philosophy from the seventh century to the present, this classic discusses Islamic thought and its effect on the cultural aspects of Muslim life. Fakhry shows how Islamic philosophy has followed from the earliest times a distinctive line of development, which gives it the unity and continuity that are the marks of the great intellectual movements of history.

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Majid Fakhry is professor emeritus of philosophy at the American University of Beirut and adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of several books, including Averroes: His Life, Works, and Influence; Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Mysticism; Ethical Theories in Islam; Al-Farabi, Founder of Islamic Neoplatonism; and Philosophy, Dogma, and the Impact of Greek Thought on Islam, in addition to fifteen titles in Arabic. He has recently published a translation of the Qur'an entitled An Interpretation of the Qur'an: A Bilingual Edition.


The Legacy of Greece, Alexandria, and the OrientI.The Near Eastern Scene in the Seventh CenturyII.The Translations of Philosophical TextsIII.Pre-Socratics, Peripatetics, and StoicsIV.Neo-Platonic Elements: The Apocryphal Theologia Aristotelis and the Liber de CausisV.Persian and Indian InfluencesEarly Political and Religious TensionsI.The Religio-Political FactionsII.The Rise of Islamic Scholasticism (Kal?m)Beginnings of Systematic Philosophical Writing in the Ninth CenturyI.The First Systematic Philosophical Writer in Islam: Al-Kind?II.The Rise of Naturalism and the Challenge to Islamic Dogma: Ibn Al-R?z?III.The Progress of Free Thought and Religious HeterodoxyThe Further Development of Islamic Neo-PlatonismI.Al-F?r?b?II.Ibn S?n?Neo-Pythagoreanism and the Popularization of the Philosophical SciencesI.Philosophy, the Handmaid of PoliticsII.The Mathematico-Philosophical Presuppositions of the BrethrenIII.The Cosmology and Metaphysics of the BrethrenIV.The Psychology and the Epistemology of the BrethrenV.ConclusionThe Diffusion of Philosophical Culture in the Tenth CenturyI.Ab? Hayy?n Al-Tauh?d?II.MiskawayhIII.Yahia b. 'Ad?The Interaction of Philosophy and DogmaI.The Eclipse of Theological RationalismII.The Ash'arite School and the Formulation of the Occasionalist Metaphysics of Atoms and AccidentsIII.The Systematic Refutation of Neo-Platonism: Al-Ghaz?l?The Rise and Development of Islamic Mysticism (S?fism)I.Ascetic OriginsII.Pantheistic Tendencies: Al-Bast?m? (or Al-Bist?m?)III.Synthesis and Systematization -Al-Ghaz?l? and Ibn 'Arab?IV.R?m?, Supreme Mystical PoetV.S?fi Orders: S?sim TodayThe Arab-Spanish Interlude and the Revival of PeripateticismI.Beginnings of Philosophical Speculation in Muslim Spain: Ibn Masarrah Al-Majr?t?, and Ibn B?jjahII.Ibn Tufayl and the Natural Progression of the Mind Toward TruthIII.Ibn Rushd and the Defense of AristotelianismPost-Avicennian Developments: Illumination and the Reaction against PeripateticisimI.Al-Suhraward?II.The Subsequent Development of Illuminationism: Sadr Al-D?n Al Sh?r?z? (Mulla Sadr?) and His SuccessorsIII.The Continuity of the Ishr?q? Tradition in PersiaTheological Reaction and ReconstructionI.Literalism and Neo-Hanbalism: Ibn Hazm, Ibn Taymiyah, and Muhammad B. 'Abdul-Wahh?bII.Moderation and Decline: F. D. Al-R?z?, N. D. Al-Nsaf?,Al- ?j?, Al-Jurj?n?, and Al-B?jur?III.Reaction and Reconstruction: Ibn Khald?nModernist TrendsI.The Emergence of the Modernist Spirit: J. D. Al-Afgh?n? and Muhammad 'AbduII.Islamic Philosophy in India and Southeast AsiaIII.Modernism in India: Sayyid Ahmad Kh?n, Ameer Ali, and Muhammad Iqb?lContemporary TrendsI.Liberalism, Secularism, and FundamentalismII.Existentialism, Positivism, and MarxismIII.Postmodernism and Hermeneutics

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  • publication date: 06/10/2004
  • ISBN13: 9780231132213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 472
  • ID: 9780231132213
  • weight: 726
  • ISBN10: 0231132212
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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