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Peter Adamson presents the first full history of philosophy in the Islamic world for a broad readership. He traces its development from early Islam to the 20th century, ranging from Spain to South Asia, featuring Jewish and Christian thinkers as well as Muslim. Major figures like Avicenna, Averroes, and Maimonides are covered in great detail, but the book also looks at less familiar thinkers, including women philosophers. Attention is also given to thephilosophical relevance of Islamic theology (kalam) and mysticism–the Sufi tradition within Islam, and Kabbalah among Jews–and to science, with chapters on disciplines like optics and astronomy. The first partof the book looks at the blossoming of Islamic theology and responses to the Greek philosophical tradition in the world of Arabic learning, the second discusses philosophy in Muslim Spain (Andalusia), and a third section looks in unusual detail at later developments, touching on philosophy in the Ottoman, Mughal, and Safavid empires.

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Title: Philosophy in the Islamic World, A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps

Author: Peter Adamson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Published on: 2016-07-07

ISBN 10: 0199577498

ISBN 13: 9780199577491

Pages: 544

Type: BOOK

Genres: Philosophy

Version: preview-1.0.0

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