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Author Fakhry, Majid.

Title Islamic philosophy : a beginner's guide / Majid Fakhry.

Imprint Oxford : Oneworld, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  181.07 FAKHRY    Check Shelf
Description viii, 201 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Oneworld beginners' guides
Oneworld beginners' guides.
Note Originally published: as Islamic philosophy, theology and mysticism. 1997.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "Tracing the history of the interactions of philosophy, theology, and mysticism in Islamic culture, Majid Fakhry's comprehensive survey follows the evolution of thought from the introduction of Greek philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighth century right up to the modern era. This book explores the conflicts and controversies between anti- and pro-philosophical parties that have characterised the development of Islamic thought, and covers the main tenets of Islam, stressing the importance of the translation and dissemination of ancient texts to Muslim culture, the development of kalam (dialectical philosophy), and the rise of Sufism (mysticism)."--Jacket.
Contents 1. transmission of ancient philosophy and science -- 2. Early religious and political conflicts -- 3. dawn of systematic philosophy and free thought in the ninth century -- 4. Neoplatonism and Neopythagoreanism in the tenth and eleventh centuries -- 5. Interactions of philosophy and dogma -- 6. Philosophy and mysticism -- 7. resurgence of Peripatetic philosophy in al-Andalus -- 8. progress of anti-rationalism and the onset of decline -- 9. Illuminationism (Ishraq) and the reconciliation of Neoplatonism and Sufism -- 10. Modern and contemporary trends -- Appendix 1. chief philosophical translations -- Appendix 2. Leading Mu'tazilite scholars.
Subject Islamic philosophy.
Islamic philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01730358
Islamische Philosophie. (DE-588)4137531-2
Added Author Fakhry, Majid. Islamic philosophy, theology and mysticism.
ISBN 9781851686254 (pbk.)
1851686258 (pbk.)
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