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Author Leaman, Oliver, 1950-

Title Islamic philosophy : an introduction / Oliver Leaman
Edition Second edition
Published Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity, 2009


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 W'PONDS  181.07 Lea/Ipa 2009  AVAILABLE
Description xiv, 231 pages ; 24 cm
Contents Short History of Islamic Philosophy -- Main Controversies -- Knowledge -- Mysticism -- Ontology -- Ethics -- Politics -- Question of Transmission -- Language -- Islamic Philosophy Today -- Does Islam Need an Enlightenment?
Summary "Ever since the growth of Islam as a religious and political movement, Muslim thinkers have sought to understand the theoretical aspects of their faith by using philosophical concepts. Leaman outlines this history and demonstrates that, although the development of Islamic philosophy is closely linked with Islam itself, its form is not essentially connected to any particular religion, and its leading ideas and arguments are of general philosophical significance. The author illustrates the importance of Islamic thought within philosophy through the use of many modern examples. He describes and contrasts the three main movements in Islamic philosophy - Peripatetic, Sufi and Illuminationist - and examines the Persian as well as the Arabic traditions. Wide coverage is given to key aspects of Islamic philosophy, including epistemology, ontology, politics, ethics and philosophy of language, providing readers with a balanced view of the discipline. The second edition has been thoroughly revised and updated throughout, including the addition of two new chapters on recent debates surrounding Islam's need for an enlightenment, and on the future of Islamic philosophy."--pub. desc
Notes Rev. ed. of: A brief introduction to Islamic philosophy. 1999
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-224) and index
Subject Islamic philosophy.
Islamic philosophy -- History.
Faith and reason -- Islam.
Genre/Form Einführung
LC no. 2010384414
ISBN 9780745645995 (paperback)
0745645992 (paperback)
9780745645988 (hbk.)
0745645984 (hbk.)