Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of
Islamic Philosophy :  New,
[-A4] Large Paperback - 720 pages,
Edited by Khaled El-Rouayheb,
& by Sabine Schmidtke,
Published by OU Press


The study of Islamic philosophy has entered a new and exciting phase in the last few years. Both the received canon of Islamic philosophers and the narrative of the course of Islamic philosophy are in the process of being radically questioned and revised. Most twentieth-century Western scholarship on Arabic or Islamic philosophy has focused on the period from the ninth century to the twelfth. It is a measure of the transformation that is currently underway in the field that, unlike other reference works, the Oxford Handbook has striven to give roughly equal weight to every century, from the ninth to the twentieth. The Handbook is also unique in that its 30 chapters are work-centered rather than person- or theme-centered, in particular taking advantage of recent new editions and translations that have renewed interest and debate around the Islamic philosophical canon.

  *** Explores the uninterrupted history of Islamic philosophy down to the modern period,
  *** Strives to give roughly equal weight to every century from the ninth to the twentieth,
  *** Articles are work-centered, rather than person- or theme-centered,
  *** Emphasises the vibrancy and diversity of later Islamic philosophy.

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy gives both the advanced student and active scholar in Islamic philosophy, theology, and intellectual history, a strong sense of what a work in Islamic philosophy looks like and a deep view of the issues, concepts, and arguments that are at stake. Most importantly, it provides an up-to-date portrait of contemporary scholarship on Islamic philosophy.

Khaled El-Rouayheb is Professor of Arabic and of Islamic Intellectual History at Harvard University. He specializes in Islamic intellectual history from the thirteenth century to the eighteenth. Sabine Schmidtke is Professor of Islamic Intellectual History at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton NJ. She has published extensively on Islamic and Jewish intellectual history.

Table of Contents

---The Contributors: Brief biographies,
------Khaled El-Rouayheb & Sabine Schmidtke,
------Rethinking the Course of Islamic Philosophy,
------A New Presentation of the Field,

---[1]. The Theology attributed to Aristotle. Sources, structure, influence, by Cristina D'Ancona
---[2]. The Rise of Falsafa : Al-Kindi (d.873), On First Philosophy, by Emma Gannagé, On First Philosophy
---[3]. Abu Bakr al-Razi (d.925), The Spiritual Medicine, by Peter Adamson,
---[4]. Ibn Masarra's (d.931) Third Book, by Sarah Stroumsa,
---[5]. Al-Farabi's (d.950) On the One and Oneness: Some Preliminary Remarks on its Structure, Contents, and Theological Implications, by Damien Janos:
---[6]. Yahya b. 'Adi (d.974): Kitab Tahdhib al-Akhlaq, by Sidney H. Griffith
---[7]. Ibn Sina (d.1037): Metaphysics of the Shifa' by Amos Bertolacci,
---[8]. Jami' al-Hikmatayn, by Nasir-i Khusraw (d.1088) by Khalil Andani,
---[9]. Imam al-Ghazali's (d.1111) Incoherence of the Philosophers, by Frank Griffel
---[10]. Isma'ilite Critique of Ibn Sina: Al-Shahrastani's (d.1153) Wrestling-Match with the Philosophers, by Frank Griffel,
---[11]. Ibn Tufayl (d. 1185): Hayy ibn Yaqzan, by Tanelli Kukkonen,
---[12]. Al-Suhrawardi's (d.1191) Intimations of the Tablet and the Throne: The Relationship of Illuminationism and the Peripatetic Philosophy, by John Walbridge,
---[13]. Averroes (d.1198), The Decisive Treatise, by Catarina Belo,
---[14]. Fakhr al-Din al-Razi's (d.1210) Commentary on Avicenna's Pointers: The Confluence of Exegesis and Aporetics, by Ayman Shihadeh,
---[15]. Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (d. 1274): Shari al-Isharat, by Jon McGinnis,
---[16]. Katibi (d.1277), Tahtani (d.1365) and the Shamsiyya, by Tony Street,
---[17]. Al-Mawaqif fi 'ilm al-Kalam by 'Alud al-din al-lji' (d.1355), and its commentaries, by Alnoor Dhanani,
---[18]. Ibn Abi Jumhur al-Ahsai (fl. 1491) and his Kitab Mujli Mir'at al-Munji, by Sabine Schmidtke,
---[19]. Jalal al-Din al-Dawani (d. 908/1502), Glosses on 'Ala' al-Din al-Qushji's Commentary on Nasir al-Din al-Tusi's Tajrid al-i'tiqad, by Reza Pourjavady,
---[20]. Mir Damad (d.1631) and al-Qabasat: The Problem of the Eternity of the Cosmos, by Sajjad Rizvi,
---[21]. Mulla Sadra's (d.1635) Divine Witnesses, by Cecile Bonmariage,
---[22]. The Sullam al-'Ulum of Muhibb Allah al-Bihari (d.1707) by Asad Q. Ahmed,
---[23]. Ahmad al-Mallawi (d. 1767): “Commentary on the versification of the immediate implications of hypothetical propositions” by Khaled El-Rouayheb,
---[24]. Allama Fadl-i Haqq Khayrabadi's (d.1861) al-Hadiyya al-Sa'idiyya, by J. McGinnis & A.Q. Ahmed,
---[25]. Hajj Mulla Hadi Sabzawari (d.1873) and the Ghurar al-Fara'id, by Fatimeh Fena,
---[26]. Ali Sedat Bey's (d.1900) Kavaid-i Tahavvülat fi Harekat-i Zerrat (Principles of Transformation in the Motion of Particles) by Nazif Muhtaroglu,
---[27]. Allama Muhammad Iqbal (d. 1938): The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam, by Mustansir Mir,
---[28]. Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (d.1979) on the Logical Foundations of Induction, by Saleh J. Agha,
---[29]. 'Allama Tabatabai (d.1981), Nihayat al-Hikma, by Sajjad Rizvi & Ahab Bdaiwi,
---[30]. Zaki Najib Mahmud (d.1993), Nahwa Falsafa 'Ilmiyya (Towards a Scientific Philosophy) by Muhammad Ali Khalidi.

---Index of Personal Names,
---Index of Terms. 




Also see Falsafa : Darsi,
Also see Islamic Theology | Kalam.


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