An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy
Islamic philosophy is a unique and fascinating form of thought, and particular interest lies in its classical (Greek-influenced) period, when many of the ideas of Greek philosophy were used to explore the issues and theoretical problems which arise in trying to understand the Qur'an and Islamic practice. In this revised and expanded 2001 edition of his classic introductory work, Oliver Leaman examines the distinctive features of Classical Islamic philosophy and offers detailed accounts of major individual thinkers. In contrast to many previous studies that have treated this subject as only of historical interest, he offers analysis of the key arguments within Islamic philosophy so that the reader can engage with them and assess their strengths and weaknesses. His book will interest a wide range of readers in philosophy, religious studies and Islamic studies.
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abstract accept active intellect actual agent intellect al-Farabl al-Ghazall al-Ghazall's Alexander of Aphrodisias appropriate Arabic argues argument Aristotelian Aristotle Aristotle's Ash'arites aspects Averroes Avicenna belief body bring causal cause claim commentary concepts contingent creatures demonstrative dialectical discussion distinction divine doctrine emanation esoteric interpretation essence eternal ethical everything ex nihilo example existence faldsifa God's knowledge Greek philosophy happiness Hourani human ibn Rushd Ibn Slna idea Illuminationist philosophy imagination important impossible individual infinite interesting Islamic philosophy Islamic world kaldm logic Maimonides material intellect matter means metaphysics miracles moral Mu'tazilites Mulla Sadra Muslim mutakallimun mysticism nature necessarily necessary Neoplatonic notion objects offalsqfa opinions particular perfection philosophers Plato possible premisses principles problem prophecy prophet Qur'an rational reason regarded religion religious revelation sense shari'a sort soul spheres Strauss suggests thefaldsifa theologians theological theoretical theory things thinkers thought tradition truth understand universe