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Author Adamson, Peter, 1972- Author.

Title Philosophy in the Islamic world : a very short introduction / Peter Adamson.

Imprint Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  181.07 ADAMSON    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 133 pages : illustrations, maps ; 17 cm.
Series Very short introductions ; 445
Very short introductions ; 445.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction -- A historical whirlwind tour -- Reason and revelation -- God and being -- Eternity -- Knowledge -- Ethics and politics -- Philosophy in the Islamic world: a timeline.
Summary In the history of philosophy, few topics are so relevant to today's cultural and political landscape as philosophy in the Islamic world. Yet, this remains one of the lesser-known philosophical traditions. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Adamson explores the history of philosophy among Muslims, Jews, and Christians living in Islamic lands, from its historical background to thinkers in the twentieth century. Introducing the main philosophical themes of the Islamic world, Adamson integrates ideas from the Islamic and Abrahamic faiths to consider the broad philosophical questions that continue to invite debate: What is the relationship between reason and religious belief? What is the possibility of proving God's existence? What is the nature of knowledge? Drawing on the most recent research in the field, this book challenges the assumption of the cultural decline of philosophy and science in the Islamic world by demonstrating its rich heritage and overlap with other faiths and philosophies.
Subject Islamic philosophy.
Islamic philosophy. (OCoLC)fst01730358
ISBN 9780199683673 (paperback)
0199683670 (paperback)
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