Philosophy in the Islamic World The latest in the series based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast this volume presents the first full history of philosophy in the Islamic world for a broad readership It takes an approach

  • Title: Philosophy in the Islamic World
  • Author: Peter Adamson
  • ISBN: 9780199577491
  • Page: 220
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The latest in the series based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, this volume presents the first full history of philosophy in the Islamic world for a broad readership It takes an approach unprecedented among introductions to this subject, by providing full coverage of Jewish and Christian thinkers as well as Muslims, and by taking the story of philosophy fromThe latest in the series based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, this volume presents the first full history of philosophy in the Islamic world for a broad readership It takes an approach unprecedented among introductions to this subject, by providing full coverage of Jewish and Christian thinkers as well as Muslims, and by taking the story of philosophy from its beginnings in the world of early Islam all the way through to the twentieth century Major figures like Avicenna, Averroes, and Maimonides are covered in great detail, but the book also looks at less familiar thinkers, including women philosophers Attention is also given to the philosophical relevance of Islamic theology kalam and mysticism the Sufi tradition within Islam, and Kabbalah among Jews and to science, with chapters on disciplines like optics and astronomy The book is divided into three sections, with the first looking at the first blossoming of Islamic theology and responses to the Greek philosophical tradition in the world of Arabic learning This formative period culminates with the work of Avicenna, the pivotal figure to whom most later thinkers feel they must respond The second part of the book discusses philosophy in Muslim Spain Andalusia , where Jewish philosophers come to the fore, though this is also the setting for such thinkers as Averroes and Ibn Arabi Finally, a third section looks in unusual detail at later developments, touching on philosophy in the Ottoman, Mughal, and Safavid empires and showing how thinkers in the nineteenth to the twentieth century were still concerned to respond to the ideas that had animated philosophy in the Islamic world for centuries, while also responding to political and intellectual challenges from the European colonial powers.

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    1. Having read Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds, it seemed only right to continue with the next in the series despite knowing precisely nothing about Jewish, Christian, or Muslim philosophy from this geographical area in any period. So with my stunning lack of qualification to evaluate the information in this book firmly in your mind, i'll begin my review Adamson is thoroughly prepared for readers like me, the ignorant if enthusiastic beginner. His format is clear, organised, and well [...]


    2. When I just started this book, I was slightly disappointed, since I was expecting an anthology of English translations of original works by the past philosophers like some other introductory philosophy texts I have read before. In fact, I was preparing myself to encounter texts much harder than Descartes and Kant (which I already find hard). It turns out that this book is entirely the author's summary of history and past philosophical works. However, after reading a few chapters, I fell in love [...]


    3. Very well-written book on an interesting topic. I mostly listened to the podcast and only later read the book version of it. It is very accessibly to beginners on the topic, and the historical and philosophical context are well explained. For example, it explained the various empires and states where the figures lived, or the preceding philosophers that influence those talked about in this book, such as the Greek philosophers. The book have creative ways to make now-obscure concepts make sense, [...]


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