David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
The first section of this book surveys the development of Islamic philosophy though an examination of the definitions for substance, cause and matter. These important philosophical terms were defined by each new generation of philosophers. The definitions show an awareness of Greek philosophy, but also take metaphysical thought into an Islamic matrix. In the second section the author translates Ibn Sina's Kitab al-hudud (Book of Definition) and puts the tenth-century philosopher in his proper geopolitical sphere. Questions of Ibn Sina' connection with the East as well as medieval scholastic philosophy are considered. Teaching Islamic philosophy outside of the Arabic-speaking world has been handicapped by a lack of primary texts in translation and studies of basic concepts. This book makes the foundation of this field more accessible to students and a general readership. By translating this little-known but pivotal text into readable English, Kennedy-Day has opened a door for a wider range of readers.
|Keywords||Philosophy, Islamic Terminology|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$153.08 new (22% off) $156.11 used (20% off) $195.00 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||B741.K39 2003|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Ian Richard Netton (ed.) (2006). Islamic Philosophy and Theology: Critical Concepts in Islamic Thought. Routledge.
William C. Chittick (2001). The Heart of Islamic Philosophy: The Quest for Self-Knowledge in the Teachings of Afḍal Al-Dīn Kāshānī. Oxford University Press.
Salman H. Bashier (2011). The Story of Islamic Philosophy: Ibn Tufayl, Ibn Al-'Arabi, and Others on the Limit Between Naturalism and Traditionalism. State University of New York Press.
Uwe Vagelpohl (2010). The Prior Analytics in the Syriac and Arabic Tradition. Vivarium 48 (1-2):134-158.
M. A. Cook (2003). Forbidding Wrong in Islam: An Introduction. Cambridge University Press.
Oliver Leaman (2002). An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
Peter S. Groff (2007). Islamic Philosophy a-Z. Edinburgh University Press.
Zainal Abidin Baqir (1998). The Problem of Definition in Islamic Logic: A Study of Abū Al-Najā Al-Farīd's Kasr Al-Mantiq in Comparison with Ibn Taimiyyah's Kitāb Al-Radd Alā Al-Manṭiqiyyīn. International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization.
Muhammad Ali Khalidi (ed.) (2005). Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads7 ( #212,437 of 1,679,387 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #183,003 of 1,679,387 )
How can I increase my downloads?