Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Mysticism: A Short Introduction

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Oneworld, 1997 - Philosophy - 159 pages
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From the introduction of Greek philosophy into the Muslim world in the eighthentury to modern times, this book charts the evolution and interaction ofhilosophy, theology and mysticism in the Islamic context.;In a succinct butomprehensive guide, the author highlights key individuals, movements,oncepts and writings, and explores the conflicts and controversies betweennti-an pro-philosophical parties that have characterised the development ofslamic thought. The book also features coverage of: the translation ofncient texts and their transmission to the Muslim world; the development of systematic philosophy in Islam; theology, mysticism and the development ofufism; Islam's interaction with western philosophy and theology;ontemporary trends.;This accessible book should be of interest to students,cholars, and all those interested in broadening their knowledge of theslamic tradition.

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Contents

THE TRANSMISSION OF ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY AND SCIENCE
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THE DAWN OF SYSTEMATIC PHILOSOPHY AND FREE THOUGHT
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NEOPLATONISM AND NEOPYTHAGOREANISM IN THE TENTH
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About the author (1997)

Majid Fakhry is Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. He received his university education at the American University of Beirut, and the University of Edinburgh. He has lectured in Arabic Philosophy at the University of London: School of Oriental and African Studies, and was Associate Professor of Philosophy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He was Chairman of the Department of Philosophy at the American University of Beirut.

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