A HISTORY OF ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY – THIRD EDITION

By (author)MAJID FAKHRY

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A history of Islamic Philosophy by Majid Fakhry is the first comprehensive survey of Islamic philosophy from the seventh century to the present. It traces the development of Islamic philosophy and its impact on various aspects of Muslim cultural life. The book shows how, as the Islamic world began to confront foreign cultures, scholastic theology, known in Arabic as Kalam, arose as a direct by product of interaction with Greek and Christian philosophy. Mysticism (Arabic Sufism) in both its extravagant form, as conditioned by Hindu thought, or its indigenous moderate form, is discussed at length.

The book examines the rise of pan-Islamism in modern times and the many currents it has generated, including secularism and fundamentalism, which are still pitted against each other throughout the Muslim world. It also considers the way in which Islamic philosophy assimilated and expanded the Greek philosophical legacy, which eventually found its way to Western Europe after centuries of near-total oblivion.

This third revised edition, which includes masterful translations of texts never before available in English, has been updated and expanded to reflect current events and recent Islamic scholarship.
ISBN: 0231132212
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS
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Author: MAJID FAKHRY

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Weight 0.63 kg
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2004

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430

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Majid Fakhry is Professor Emeritus of philosophy at American University of Beirut and adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of several books, including Averroes: His Life, Works, and Influence; Islamic philosophy, Theology, and Mysticism; Ethical Theories in Islam; Al-Farabi, Founder of Islamic Neoplatonism; and Philosophy; Dogma, and the Impact of Greek Thought on Islam, in addition to fifteen titles in Arabic. He has recently published a translation of the Qur’an entitled An Interpretation of the Qur’an: A Bilingual Edition.

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