An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy 2nd Ed. by Oliver Leaman

By Oliver Leaman

Even though Islamic philosophy represents some of the most vital philosophical traditions on this planet, it has in simple terms particularly lately all started to obtain consciousness within the non-Islamic global. this can be a new version of a winning introductory publication, multiplied and up to date to take account of modern scholarship. It makes a speciality of what's considered as Islamic philosophy's golden age, and may entice scholars and to any normal reader drawn to this philosophical culture.

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Id al-fal¯asifa) was such a reliable description of the views of the fal¯asifa, in particular alF¯ar¯ab¯ı and ibn S¯ın¯a, that he was often thought of as a failas¯uf himself. In this book he seeks to set out clearly the views of his opponents before demolishing them, in the subsequent Incoherence of the philosophers. In this latter book he sets out to overturn the main Neoplatonic and Aristotelian views of reality, in the form of twenty theses which he argues are invalid. The three most serious from an Islamic perspective are the theses that the world is eternal, that God cannot have knowledge of particulars, and that there is no such thing as physical resurrection.

Id al-fal¯asifa) was such a reliable description of the views of the fal¯asifa, in particular alF¯ar¯ab¯ı and ibn S¯ın¯a, that he was often thought of as a failas¯uf himself. In this book he seeks to set out clearly the views of his opponents before demolishing them, in the subsequent Incoherence of the philosophers. In this latter book he sets out to overturn the main Neoplatonic and Aristotelian views of reality, in the form of twenty theses which he argues are invalid. The three most serious from an Islamic perspective are the theses that the world is eternal, that God cannot have knowledge of particulars, and that there is no such thing as physical resurrection.

Mahdi, Alfarabi’s philosophy of Plato and Aristotle (Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press, ), p. . Al-F¯ar¯ab¯ı, Book of letters, ed. M. Mahdi (Beirut, D¯ar al-Mashreq, ), p. . e. in terms of a justified chain of authorities leading down to the present time.  An introduction to classical Islamic philosophy Emanation is an entirely intellectual process which results in the production of multiplicity out of unity, and provides a neat explanation for the fact that a world which is created by a single being should exhibit multiplicity.

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