Islamic Philosophy has often been treated as mainly of historical interest, belonging to the history of ideas rather than to philosophy. This is volume challenges this belief.
Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Publisher: Psychology Press
Islamic Philosophy has often been treated as mainly of historical interest, belonging to the history of ideas rather than to philosophy. This is volume challenges this belief. The Routledge History of Philosophy is made up entirely of essays by a distinguished list of writers. They provide detailed discussions of the most important thinkers and the key concepts in Islamic philosophy, from earliest times to the present day.
In the first of these books , the author criticizes current and recent attempts by Arab writers to study or interpret the Arabic philosophical heritage , on the
grounds that they have tended to present this heritage in a distorted , “ idealistic ”
way , or ...
Author: Majid Fakhry
Category: Islamic philosophy
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.
Muslim and Arab scholars have similarly put forward general interpretations of
the evolution of Islamic philosophy that have taken on the character of entirely
hermeneutic paradigms . One of the most interesting theories is that proposed by
Author: Massimo Campanini
Provides a broad, comprehensive, and yet concise introduction to Islamic philosophy covering a vast subject area in a relatively short book.
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Democracy (Mernissi), 189 Islamophobia, 144, 167 Israel, 45–46, 89, 92, 101,
102, 147–48, 149 Italian cinema, 106 Italian Locations: Reinhabiting the Past in ...
Author: Peter Limbrick
Publisher: University of California Press
Category: Performing Arts
Arab Modernism as World Cinema explores the radically beautiful films of Moroccan filmmaker Moumen Smihi, demonstrating the importance of Moroccan and Arab film cultures in histories of world cinema. Addressing the legacy of the Nahda or “Arab Renaissance” of the nineteenth and early twentieth century—when Arab writers and artists reenergized Arab culture by engaging with other languages and societies—Peter Limbrick argues that Smihi’s films take up the spirit of the Nahda for a new age. Examining Smihi’s oeuvre, which enacts an exchange of images and ideas between Arab and non-Arab cultures, Limbrick rethinks the relation of Arab cinema to modernism and further engages debates about the use of modernist forms by filmmakers in the Global South. This original study offers new routes for thinking about world cinema and modernism in the Middle East and North Africa, and about Arab cinema in the world.
PHILOSOPHICAL THINKING AND IDEOLOGY Chapter III Historical Dynamics of
the Arab - Islamic Philosophy No great moment in human thought has , without
doubt , beenand remains — more unfairly treated by philosophical historians
Author: Muḥammad ʻĀbid Jābirī
Publisher: University of Texas Press
The distinguished Moroccan philosopher Mohammed Abed al-Jabri, in this summary of his own work, examines the status of Arab thought in the late twentieth century. Al-Jabri rejects what he calls the current polarization of Arab thought between an imported modernism that disregards Arab tradition and a fundamentalism that would reconstruct the present in the image of an idealized past. Both past and present intellectual currents are examined. Al-Jabri first questions the current philosophical positions of the liberals, the Marxists, and the fundamentalists. Then he turns to history, exploring Arab philosophy in the tenth and twelfth centuries, a time of political and ideological struggle. In the writings of Ibn Hazm and Averroës, he identifies the beginnings of Arab rationalism, a rationalism he traces through the innovative fourteenthcentury work of Ibn Khaldun. Al-Jabri offers both Western readers and his own compatriots a radical new approach to Arab thought, one that finds in the past the roots of an open, critical rationalism which he sees as emerging in the Arab world today.
Islamic history . For he would argue that there are three ways to truth :
demonstrative , dialectical , and rhetorical . The highest is demonstrative . If
scripture conflicts with this , then one must reinterpret scripture because philosophy and religion ...
Author: Tarif Khalidi
Publisher: Darwin Press, Incorporated
Category: Social Science
This book, a milestone of Islamic scholarship, calls attention to those aspects of Arab Islamic culture that excite modern controversy. Professor Khalidi examines the classical period, when the basic cultural patterns of Islamic civilization were established, the various branches of religious and nonreligious scholarship defined, and the religious life-styles had become embedded in the subconscious of an ancient society. The topics covered are: The Foundations God and His Community Islamic Paideia Attitudes Towards the past The Mystic Quest The Place of Reason The World of Nature The Governance of the Umma Ibn Khaldun--The Great Synthesist Past and Present in Contemporary Arabic Thought.
Orientalisms in the interpretation of Islamic philosophy MUL. Muhammad Ali
Khalidi The recent death of Edward Said has reignited the debate as to whether
his landmark work Orientalism still has something to teach us about the study of Arab ...
Among the most important philosophical works which Hunayn, his son Ishāq, his
nephew Hubaysh and his disciple 'Isa Ibn ... This paraphrase, erroneously
attributed to Aristotle, laid the foundations of Arab-Islamic Neoplatonism and was
Author: Majid Fakhry
Publisher: Oneworld Publications Limited
This fascinating introduction explores the major philosophical, theological and mystical concepts that have developed into Islamic philosophy.
This publication supplements the author ́s BIBLIOGRAPHY OF ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY and discloses in an extensive index the contents of more than 3000 books and articles, which were published since 1999. It underlines again the importance of Islamic philosophy for the history of philosophy and for the humanities
were or qualify it as Arabic ; that the most prominent philosophers not Arab but
Turkish , as al - Farabi , Persian as Avicenna ; at some philosophers wrote in
Persian , not in Arabic , and still their ideas form part of this kind of philosophy . Islamic ...
Enan , M. Abdullah , Ibn Khaldun : His Life and Work , Lahore , Ashraf , 1946 (
translated from Arabic ) . Farrukh , Omar A. , ' Abqariyat al ' Arab fi al - ' Ilm wa'l -
Falsafah , Eng . tr . by B. Hardie : The Arab Genius in Science and Philosophy ...
Author: M. Saeed Sheikh
Publisher: Ishk Book Service
The first English publication of a standard text, which in relatively small compass and with great lucidity, covers the main schools, with their rise and development and influences. A most important book.
This intellectual re - awakening was closely related to the study of Greek science
and philosophy . ... that were translated into Arabic during this period and which
were the main sources of Islamic astronomical and mathematical geography .
Accordingly , controversy continued between philosophy and Judaism , between philosophy and Christianity , and between philosophy and Islam . In the
meantime , within the ranks of each of these three monotheistic religions there
rose at ...
In this perspective , Islamic philosophy had to be understood as Arab philosophy
, Arab philosophy had to be understood as ... Arab philosophy could be called "
Islamic ” because Islam itself is an expression of the genius of the Arab nation .
... course of Muslim history the rationalism of the philosophers had had to " ace
two indomitable enemies simultaneously ... Muslims have had to ( and still must )
overcome if they are to reclaim the original spirit of “ Arab - Islamic philosophy .