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An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy
An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy
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Details:  An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy,
[A5] Glossy Paperback - 268 pages, Revised Edition,
by Oliver Leaman,
Published by Cambridge University Press.


          ''Ibn 'Abbas, may God be pleased with him, reported that the Messenger
           of God, peace and blessings of God be on him, said : A single scholar of
           religion is more powerful against the Devil than a thousand devout individuals
.''



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Islamic philosophy is a unique and fascinating form of thought, and particular interest lies in its classical period, when many of the ideas of Greek philosophy were used to explore the issues and theoretical problems which arise in trying to understand the Qur'an and Islamic practice. In this revised and expanded 2001 edition of his classic introductory work, Oliver Leaman examines the distinctive features of Classical Islamic philosophy and offers detailed accounts of major individual thinkers. In contrast to many previous studies that have treated this subject as only of historical interest, he offers analysis of the key arguments within Islamic philosophy so that the reader can engage with them and assess their strengths and weaknesses. His book will interest a wide range of readers in philosophy, religious studies and Islamic studies.


  • **A revised and expanded edition of Leaman's classic introductory work,
  • **Examines the distinctive features of Classical Islamic philosophy and
        offers detailed accounts of major individual thinker,
  • **Will be of interest to a wide range of readers in philosophy, religious
        studies and Islamic studies.



Table of Contents :

---Preface to the First Edition,
---Preface to the Second Edition,
---Lists of texts and abbreviations,
---Introduction.

---Part [I]. Al-Ghazali's Attack on Philosophy:
------1. How did God create the world?
------2. Immortality and the active intellect
------3. Can God know particulars?

---Part [II]. Reason v. Revelation in Practical Reasoning:
------4. Are the ethics of religion objective or subjective?
------5. Happiness, philosophy and society,
------6. How to read Islamic philosophy,
---------Mysticism,
---------Iluminationism,
---------Issues of Interpretation,
---------Averroes and Aristotle.

---Further reading,
---Glossary,
---Indexes.












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