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Author Fakhry, Majid.

Title A history of Islamic philosophy / Majid Fakhry.

Publication Info. New York : Columbia University Press, [2004]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  181.07 F176H    Check Shelf
Edition 3rd ed.
Description xxvi, 430 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 399-409) and index.
Contents The legacy of Greece, Alexandria, and the Orient -- Early political and religious tensions -- Beginnings of systematic philosophical writing in the ninth century -- The further development of Islamic neo-Platonism -- Neo-Pythagoreanism and the popularization of the philosophical sciences -- The diffusion of philosophical culture in the tenth century -- The interaction of philosophy and dogma -- The rise and development of Islamic mysticism (Sūfism) -- The Arab-Spanish interlude and the revival of peripateticism -- Post-Avicennian developments : illumination and the reaction against peripateticism -- Theological reaction and reconstruction -- Modernist trends -- Contemporary trends.
Summary 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.
Subject Islamic philosophy -- History.
Philosophie islamique -- Histoire.
Islamic philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01730358
Islamische Philosophie. (DE-588)4137531-2
Islamische Philosophie.
Islamisk filosofi -- historia.
Chronological Term Geschichte
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 0231132204 (hard ;) (alk. paper)
9780231132206 (hard ;) (alk. paper)
0231132212 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
9780231132213 (paperback;) (alk. paper)
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