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Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) Paperback – January 31, 2005

ISBN-13: 978-0521529631 ISBN-10: 0521529638
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"the juxtapositions offered by this selection of texts amply display the vitality of Islamic philosophy in its most creative age, which effectively catalyzed the vitality of western medieval dialectical exchanges." Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews David B. Burrell, University of Notre Dame

"...His decision to focus on the texts which connect this area of study with contemporary philosophical interests will be highly welcomed by any scholar familiar with more recent trends in the textual and historical study of Arabic philosophy. The linguistic quality of the translations is excellent, which is the more remarkable as it lies in the nature of the metaphysical and epistemological texts that Khalidi has chosen for this anthology to be at a highly technical level...This very fine collection of translations of carefully selected important texts may be highly recommended as a textbook." -Heidrun Eichner, University of Halle: Journal of the American Oriental Society

Book Description

Philosophy in the Islamic world emerged in the ninth century and continued to flourish into the fourteenth century. It was strongly influenced by Greek thought, but Islamic philosophers also developed an original philosophical culture of their own, which had a considerable impact on the subsequent course of Western philosophy. This volume offers new translations of philosophical writings by Farabi, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), Ghazali, Ibn Tufayl, and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). A historical and philosophical introduction sets the writings in context and traces their preoccupations and their achievement.

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Product Details

  • Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy
  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (January 31, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521529638
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521529631
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By travel light and smiling on December 18, 2013
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the course of philosophy as I experienced it yeas ago was very lopsided when it came to non-Christian/non- nonGreek thinkers. This was especially stupid in the case of neglecting Islamic writers, as they were he source which salvaged Aristotle. This fills in that gaping hole, a little.
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