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The Essential Ideas of Islamic Philosophy: A Brief Survey
Al-Allaf, Mashhad


This book presents Islamic philosophy from within the Islamic tradition and on its own terms. The ideas of the Muslim philosophers based on the primary texts are analyzed, and then the arguments are structured, rather than just tracking their ideas in a traditional historical method. This presentation is necessary and helpful not only to the understanding of Islamic civilization, but also to the very understanding of the roots of modern western philosophy.


“This book fills a real need, for there has been no compact and readily accessible account of the ideas of these important thinkers that gives convenient access to their principal ideas and arguments – often in their own words ...” Professor Nicholas Rescher, University of Pittsburgh

Table of Contents

1. Al-Kindī
2. Ar-Rāzī
3. Al-Fārābī
4. Ibn Sinā (Avicenna)
5. Al-Ghazālī
6. Ibn Bājja (Avempace)
7. Ibn Tufail
8. Ibn Rushd (Averroes)
9. Mullā Sadrā

ISBN10:  0-7734-5848-4   ISBN13:  978-0-7734-5848-2    Pages:  360    Year:  2006   

Series: hors série Number: 0

Subject Area: Philosophy 

Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press

USA List Price: $179.95 UK List Price: £119.95  

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