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Description - Studies on Early Arabic Philosophy by Peter Adamson

Philosophy in the Islamic world from the 9th to 11th centuries was characterized by an engagement with Greek philosophical works in Arabic translation. This volume collects papers on both the Greek philosophers in their new Arabic guise, and on reactions to the translation movement in the period leading up to Avicenna. In a first section, Adamson provides general studies of the 'formative' period of philosophy in the Islamic world, discussing the Arabic reception of Aristotle and of his commentators. He also argues that this formative period was characterized not just by the use of Hellenic materials, but also by a productive exchange of ideas between Greek-inspired 'philosophy (falsafa)' and Islamic theology (kalAE m). A second section considers the underappreciated philosophical impact of Galen, using Arabic sources to understand Galen himself, and exploring the thought of the doctor and philosopher al-RAE zAE", who drew on Galen as a chief inspiration. A third section looks at al-FAE rAE bAE" and the so-called 'Baghdad school' of the 10th century, examining their reaction to Aristotle's Metaphysics, his epistemology, and his famous deterministic 'sea battle' argument. A final group of papers is devoted to Avicenna's philosophy, which marks the beginning of a new era of philosophy in the Islamic world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780367879266
Format: Paperback / softback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-Dec-2019
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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