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Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction

Peter Adamson

24 September 2015

ISBN: 9780199683673

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Adamson sheds light on the philosophical ideas that emerged in the Islamic world. From the beginnings of the tradition to the twenty first century, he traces the history of philosophy among those living in Islamic lands, highlighting its key themes and ongoing relevance to contemporary concerns.

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In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Adamson sheds light on the philosophical ideas that emerged in the Islamic world. From the beginnings of the tradition to the twenty first century, he traces the history of philosophy among those living in Islamic lands, highlighting its key themes and ongoing relevance to contemporary concerns.

  • Integrates figures from Christian, Jewish, and Islamic philosophy to demonstrate the interrelations between Abrahamic religions and the Islamic world
  • Places Islamic Philosophy in its cultural context, considering the impact of contemporary law, science, and theology
  • Considers the history of Islamic Philosophy in its entirety, as well as its enduring relevance to contemporary concerns
  • Draws on the most recent research in the field of Islamic Philosophy
  • Part of the bestselling Very Short Introductions series - over seven million sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Peter Adamson, Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich

Peter Adamson is Professor of Late Ancient and Arabic Philosophy at the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. In 2014, he was awarded the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques Abdullah bin Abdulaziz International Award for Translation, with Peter E. Pormann for The Philosophical Works of al-KindI (OUP, 2012). He has published widely in ancient and medieval philosophy as well as hosting the popular History of Philosophy podcast, whose episodes are appearing as a series of books with OUP, entitled A History of Philosophy without any Gaps.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    1:A historical whirlwind tour
    2:Reason and revelation
    3:God and being
    4:Eternity
    5:Knowledge
    6:Ethics and Politics
    Further Reading
    Index

Reviews

"This short introduction will be invaluable for students of the study of Islam and also those interested in contemporary trends in the study of inter-cultural philosophy and the history of philosophy." - Sajjad Rizvi, Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society

"This short introduction will be invaluable for students of the study of Islam and also those interested in contemporary trends in the study of inter-cultural philosophy and the history of philosophy." - Hikmat