An introduction to Islamic philosophy

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Edinburgh University Press, 2008 - History - 186 pages
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This broad, comprehensive, and yet concise introduction presents a reading of Islamic philosophy as it evolved in the Middle Ages, investigating how Islamic philosophers thought and what they thought about. The book is divided into two parts: the first part explores the epistemological foundations of Islamic philosophy and discusses the most important and penetrating interpretative paradigms proposed by the philosophers; the second part describes some of their major themes. Each chapter is organised chronologically and geographically, providing the reader with a lucid profile of the evolution of Islamic philosophical thought, with reference to specific themes within the broader framework of Islamic history. Translations from primary sources allow the philosophers to speak for themselves throughout.

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Massimo Campanini is Professor of Arabic Culture at the University of Milan

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