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The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy

Edited by: Richard C. Taylor , Luis Xavier López-Farjeat

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415881609
eBook ISBN: 9781315708928
Adobe ISBN: 9781317484332

10.4324/9781315708928
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Book description

This valuable reference work synthesizes and elucidates traditional themes and issues in Islamic philosophy as well as prominent topics emerging from the last twenty years of scholarship. Written for a wide readership of students and scholars, The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy is unique in including coverage of both perennial philosophical issues in an Islamic context and also distinct concerns that emerge from Islamic religious thought. This work constitutes a substantial affirmation that Islamic philosophy is an integral part of the Western philosophical tradition.

Featuring 33 chapters, divided into seven thematic sections, this volume explores the major areas of philosophy: Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy in the Sciences, Philosophy of Mind/Epistemology, and Ethics/Politics as well as philosophical issues salient in Islamic revelation, theology, prophecy, and mysticism.

Other features include:

•A focus on both the classical and post-classical periods

•A contributing body that includes both widely respected scholars from around the world and a handful of the very best younger scholars

•"Reference" and "Further Reading" sections for each chapter and a comprehensive index for the whole volume

The result is a work that captures Islamic philosophy as philosophy. In this way it serves students and scholars of philosophy and religious studies and at the same time provides valuable essays relevant to the study of Islamic thought and theology.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  2:  God and Creation in al-RāzĪ’s Commentary on the Qurᵓān Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Reasoning in the Qurᵓān Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Ethical Issues in the Qurᵓān and ḤadĪth Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Human Reason in Islamic Theology Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy in Medieval Islam Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Logic and Language Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Rhetoric, Poetics, and the Organon  Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Demonstration and Dialectic in Islamic Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Structure and Methods of the Sciences Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Establishment of the Principles of Natural Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Causality in Islamic Philosophy Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Eternity of the World Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Arabic Cosmology and the Physics of Cosmic Motion Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Body, Soul, and Sense in Nature Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Establishing the Science of Metaphysics Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Forms of Hylomorphism Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Essence and Existence in Ibn SĪnā Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Primary and Secondary Causality Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Metaphysics of God Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Creation in Islam from the Qurᵓān to Al-FārābĪ Download PDF
Chapter  22:  External and Internal Human Senses Download PDF
Chapter  23:  The Epistemology of Abstraction Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Human Knowledge and Separate Intellect Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Intellect and the Intelligible in Unity Download PDF
Chapter  26:  The Ethics and Metaphysics of Divine Command Theory Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Freedom and Determinism Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Principles of the Philosophy of State Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Natural and Revealed Religion Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Law and Society Download PDF
Chapter  31:  The Ethical Treatment of Animals Download PDF
Chapter  32:  Philosophy and Prophecy Download PDF
Chapter  33:  Philosophical Sufism Download PDF
Chapter  34:  Religious Readings of Philosophy Download PDF
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Index Download PDF
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