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The Resource Philosophy in the Islamic world, Peter Adamson

Philosophy in the Islamic world, Peter Adamson

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Philosophy in the Islamic world
Title
Philosophy in the Islamic world
Statement of responsibility
Peter Adamson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Philosophy in the Islamic world is the third of a series of books in which Peter Adamson aims ultimately to present a complete history of philosophy, more thoroughly but also more enjoyably than ever before. He offers an accessible, humorous, and detailed look at the emergence of philosophy with the Presocratics, the probing questions of Socrates, and the first full flowering of philosophy with the dialogues of Plato and the treatises of Aristotle. The story is told 'without any gaps', discussing not only such major figures but also less commonly discussed topics like the Hippocratic Corpus, the Platonic Academy, and the role of women in ancient philosophy. Within the thought of Plato and Aristotle, the reader will find in-depth introductions to major works, such as the Republic and the Nicomachean Ethics, which are treated in detail that is unusual in an introduction to ancient philosophy. Adamson looks at fascinating but less frequently read Platonic dialogues like the Charmides and Cratylus, and Aristotle's ideas in zoology and poetics. This full coverage allows him to tackle ancient discussions in all areas of philosophy, including epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of language, philosophy of science, ethics and politics. Attention is also given to the historical and literary context of classical philosophy, with exploration of how early Greek cosmology responded to the poets Homer and Hesiod, how Socrates was presented by the comic playwright Aristophanes and the historian Xenophon, and how events in Greek history may have influenced Plato's thought."--Publisher's description
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1972-
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Adamson, Peter
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Index
index present
LC call number
B741
LC item number
.A286 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
A history of philosophy without any gaps
Series volume
volume 3
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  • Islamic philosophy
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Islamische Philosophie
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Philosophy in the Islamic world, Peter Adamson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-502) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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Contents
Part I. The formative period : The straight path: philosophy and Islam -- All for one: the Muʻtazilites -- Founded in translation: from Greek to Syriac to Arabic -- Philosopher of the Arabs: al-Kindī -- The chosen ones: philosophy and Judaism -- Reasoned belief: Saadia Gaon -- High five: al-Rāzī -- Aristotelian society: the Baghdad school -- The second master: al-Fārābī -- State of mind: al-Fārābī on religion and politics -- Eye of the beholder: theories of vision -- Strings attached: music and philosophy -- Balancing acts: Arabic ethical literature -- Undercover brothers: philosophy in the Būyid age -- God willing: the Ashʻarites -- The self-made man: Avicenna's life and works -- By the time I get to Phoenix: Avicenna on existence -- By all means necessary: Avicenna on God -- Into thin air: Avicenna on the soul -- Special delivery: al-Ghazālī -- Miracle worker: al-Ghazālī against the philosophers -- Part II. Andalusia : Philosophy's reign in Spain: Andalusia -- Laying down the law: Ibn Ḥazm and Islamic legal theory -- Fantasy island: Ibn Bājja and Ibn Ṭufayl -- Back to basics: Averroes on reason and religion -- Single minded: Averroes on the intellect -- A matter of taste: Ibn ʻArabī and Sufism -- Team spirit: Ibn Khaldūn -- Matter over mind: Ibn Gabirol -- Choosing my religion: Judah Hallevi -- Born under a bad sign: freedom and astrology in Jewish philosophy -- With all your heart: ethics and Judaism -- The great eagle: Maimonides -- He moves in mysterious ways: Maimonides on eternity -- Burnt offerings: the Maimonidean controversy -- Man and superman: Gersonides and the Jewish reception of Averroes -- Neither the time nor the place: Ḥasdai Crescas -- When bad things happen to good people: suffering in Jewish philosophy -- Chariot of fire: Kabbalah -- A matter of principles: Joseph Albo and Isaac Abravanel -- Part III. The later traditions : Golden ages: the later traditions -- All things considered: Abū l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī -- For the sake of argument: Fakhr al-Din al-Rāzī -- Let there be light: Suhrawardī -- Bright ideas: illuminationism -- A man for all seasons: Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī -- To be or not to be: debating Avicenna's metaphysics -- Eyes wide shut: Rūmī and philosophical Sufism -- Proof positive: the logical tradition -- By the book: Ibn Taymiyya -- Aftermath: philosophy and science in the Mongol age -- Family feud: philosophy at Shīrāz -- Follow the leader: philosophy under the Safavids -- To be, continued: Mullā Ṣadrā on existence -- Return to sender: Mullā Ṣadrā on motion and knowledge -- Subcontinental drift: philosophy in Islamic India -- Turkish delights: philosophy under the Ottomans -- Blind alley: Taqlīd, Sufism, and philosophy -- The young ones: encounters with European thought -- The stronger sex: women scholars in the Islamic world -- All for one and one for All: Muḥammad ʻAbduh and Muḥammad Iqbāl -- Iran so far: the heirs of Mullā Ṣadrā
Control code
936410933
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
xxi, 511 pages
Isbn
9780199577491
Lccn
2015937779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99969746225
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)936410933
Label
Philosophy in the Islamic world, Peter Adamson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-502) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I. The formative period : The straight path: philosophy and Islam -- All for one: the Muʻtazilites -- Founded in translation: from Greek to Syriac to Arabic -- Philosopher of the Arabs: al-Kindī -- The chosen ones: philosophy and Judaism -- Reasoned belief: Saadia Gaon -- High five: al-Rāzī -- Aristotelian society: the Baghdad school -- The second master: al-Fārābī -- State of mind: al-Fārābī on religion and politics -- Eye of the beholder: theories of vision -- Strings attached: music and philosophy -- Balancing acts: Arabic ethical literature -- Undercover brothers: philosophy in the Būyid age -- God willing: the Ashʻarites -- The self-made man: Avicenna's life and works -- By the time I get to Phoenix: Avicenna on existence -- By all means necessary: Avicenna on God -- Into thin air: Avicenna on the soul -- Special delivery: al-Ghazālī -- Miracle worker: al-Ghazālī against the philosophers -- Part II. Andalusia : Philosophy's reign in Spain: Andalusia -- Laying down the law: Ibn Ḥazm and Islamic legal theory -- Fantasy island: Ibn Bājja and Ibn Ṭufayl -- Back to basics: Averroes on reason and religion -- Single minded: Averroes on the intellect -- A matter of taste: Ibn ʻArabī and Sufism -- Team spirit: Ibn Khaldūn -- Matter over mind: Ibn Gabirol -- Choosing my religion: Judah Hallevi -- Born under a bad sign: freedom and astrology in Jewish philosophy -- With all your heart: ethics and Judaism -- The great eagle: Maimonides -- He moves in mysterious ways: Maimonides on eternity -- Burnt offerings: the Maimonidean controversy -- Man and superman: Gersonides and the Jewish reception of Averroes -- Neither the time nor the place: Ḥasdai Crescas -- When bad things happen to good people: suffering in Jewish philosophy -- Chariot of fire: Kabbalah -- A matter of principles: Joseph Albo and Isaac Abravanel -- Part III. The later traditions : Golden ages: the later traditions -- All things considered: Abū l-Barakāt al-Baghdādī -- For the sake of argument: Fakhr al-Din al-Rāzī -- Let there be light: Suhrawardī -- Bright ideas: illuminationism -- A man for all seasons: Naṣīr al-Dīn al-Ṭūsī -- To be or not to be: debating Avicenna's metaphysics -- Eyes wide shut: Rūmī and philosophical Sufism -- Proof positive: the logical tradition -- By the book: Ibn Taymiyya -- Aftermath: philosophy and science in the Mongol age -- Family feud: philosophy at Shīrāz -- Follow the leader: philosophy under the Safavids -- To be, continued: Mullā Ṣadrā on existence -- Return to sender: Mullā Ṣadrā on motion and knowledge -- Subcontinental drift: philosophy in Islamic India -- Turkish delights: philosophy under the Ottomans -- Blind alley: Taqlīd, Sufism, and philosophy -- The young ones: encounters with European thought -- The stronger sex: women scholars in the Islamic world -- All for one and one for All: Muḥammad ʻAbduh and Muḥammad Iqbāl -- Iran so far: the heirs of Mullā Ṣadrā
Control code
936410933
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Edition
Extent
xxi, 511 pages
Isbn
9780199577491
Lccn
2015937779
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99969746225
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)936410933

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