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A history of Islamic philosophy

Author: Majid Fakhry
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive survey of Islamic philosophy from the seventh century to the present, this classic discusses Islamic thought and its effect on the cultural aspects of Muslim life. Fakhry shows how Islamic philosophy has followed from the earliest times a distinctive line of development, which gives it the unity and continuity that are the marks of the great intellectual movements of history.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Majid Fakhry
ISBN: 0231132204 9780231132206 0231132212 9780231132213
OCLC Number: 55596585
Description: xxvi, 430 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The legacy of Greece, Alexandria, and the Orient --
Early political and religious tensions --
Beginnings of systematic philosophical writing in the ninth century --
The further development of Islamic neo-Platonism --
Neo-Pythagoreanism and the popularization of the philosophical sciences --
The diffusion of philosophical culture in the tenth century --
The interaction of philosophy and dogma --
The rise and development of Islamic mysticism (Sūfism) --
The Arab-Spanish interlude and the revival of peripateticism --
Post-Avicennian developments : illumination and the reaction against peripateticism --
Theological reaction and reconstruction --
Modernist trends --
Contemporary trends.
Responsibility: Majid Fakhry.

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Fakhry discusses Islamic thought and its effect on the cultural aspects of Muslim life. In the final chapters, he examines the rise of pan-Islamism and the many currents it has generated in the last  Read more...
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Fakhry's scholarship is meticulous, and his style, even when handling the most complex ideas, remains simple and straightforward. American Journal of Islamic Sciences

 
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