History of Islamic Philosophy: With View of Greek Philosophy and Early History of Islam

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Authors On Line Ltd, 2004 - Philosophy - 514 pages
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Very occasionally a book appears which provides a perfect bridge between amateurs and professionals. This event is usually less likely to happen in the somewhat arcane field of philosophy and almost beyond concept in the English speaking world when the subject is entwined with the history of Islam. The finer points of philosophical issues are also discussed and presented to enable anyone, whether a scholar or not, Arabic or Westerner, to understand the truths these ancients sought.
 

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I like and admire Google channel for exposing such excellent books.The book 'History of Islamic Philosopy' by Mr I.M.N.Al-Jubouri appears to be excellent and interesting for common people for
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lucid style.One topic I point out,while comparing various philosophers one basic criteria is missing,ie, the philosopher is a believer of faith or atheist.There is no point in discussing philosophies if they are totally on opposite solution to problems,like Christian philosophy may not be discussable in Marxist countries but it certainly has a philosophical presence in scholarly world.Similarly comparison of Averros and Al Ghazali is only arguments.I mean to say the applied aspect is limited
to contempory times,so I infer we should club philosophy with practical science progress to make it a popular topic,to enhance our intellect for standards of life.
 

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Just what i was looking for. Spent alot of time just looking for a bridge that links Greek philosophy to Islam and came across this book which helped. However, not read the whole book...

Contents

Introduction
17
Greek Philosophy
45
Socrates
54
Utopia
59
The Theory of Ideas
60
The Theory of Knowledge
62
Existence
63
Ethics
64
Alkindi
199
His Works
200
Division of Sciences
201
Knowledge
204
Metaphysics
205
Physics
206
Some of his Treatises
212
Alkindis Standing
216

Aristotle
65
Metaphysics
66
Logic
67
Physics
70
The Theory of the Soul
71
Politics
72
Ethics
73
Neoplatonism
77
Philo of Alexandria
78
Plotinus
80
The One
82
Nous
84
Plotinus Mysticism
85
PART TWO Islam
89
The Prophet Mohammed
91
The Year of the Elephant
92
Christians and Jews in Arabia
93
Mecca
95
The Journey to Syria
96
Mohammeds First Marriage
97
The Revelation of the Quran
98
The Hegira
102
The Prophets Battles
104
The Invitation to the World Rulers to Accept Islam
108
The Conquest of Mecca
110
Mohammeds Last Pilgrimage
113
The Problem of the Caliphate
115
Abu Bakr AlSiddiq
116
Embrace of Islam
118
The Companionship of the Prophet
119
His Wealth on the Prophet
121
His Knowledge
123
Allegiance to Abu Bakr
124
The Collection of the Quran
127
New Battles
128
Illness and Death
130
Omar ibn AlKhattab 13 2
131
Acceptance of Islam
133
Omars Views and the Quran
135
The Caliphate and the New Administration
137
His Knowledge
139
The Conquests Continue
140
Some of his Judgements
142
The Murder of Omar
144
Othman ibn Affan
145
Allegiance of Othman
146
The Conquests Continue
147
The Compilation of the Quran
148
Murder of Othman in a Revolt
149
Ali ibn Abi Talib
155
Allegiance of Ali
156
His Knowledge and Judgements
157
Alis Battles
160
The Arbitration
162
The New Capital
163
Islamic Movements and Schools
166
TheKharijites
167
The Shia
169
The Murjiites
174
The Sunni Schools
175
The Mutazilites
177
The Asharites
182
The Translation and Transcription Movement
186
The Motive for Translation
187
The Famous Translators
189
The Style of Translations
193
Book II
197
Alfarabi
219
His Personality
220
His Works
221
Style and Characteristics
223
Statistics of Sciences
224
Alfarabis Contribution
226
Knowledge
230
Logic
231
Metaphysics
233
Physics
241
The Soul
242
Ethics
248
Politics
250
The Theory of Prophecy
255
Alfarabis Sufism
257
Afarabis Standing
258
Avicenna or Ibn Sina
261
His Personality
262
His Works
263
Style and Characteristics
264
Division of Sciences
265
Knowledge
266
Logic
267
Metaphysics
268
Eternity of the World
273
Emanation Theory
275
Physics
277
The Soul
281
Ethics
291
Politics
292
Theory of Prophecy
295
Sufism
297
Avicennas Standing
299
Almaarri
301
His Personality
303
His Works
304
Style and Characteristics
305
Pessimism
306
Metaphysics
307
Physics
315
The Human Intellect
318
Death
320
Immortality of the Soul
321
Ethics
324
Politics
327
Algazel or AlGhazzali
331
His Personality
333
His Works
335
Style and Characteristics
336
Scepticism and Certainty
338
Algazel and Sufism
341
Algazel and Theology
348
Algazel and the Mutazilites
356
S Algazel and Philosophical Problems
360
Averroes or Ibn Rushd
373
His Personality
376
Style and Characteristics
377
His Works
378
Ibn Khaldun
405
Transmission of the Heritage
447
Tables
455
Glossary of Arabic Expressions
462
Notes
471
Bibliography
483
Index
491
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