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  1. Tree leaf talk: a Heideggerian anthropology.James F. Weiner - 2001 - Oxford ; New York: Berg.
    This is the first book to explore the relationship between Martin Heidegger's work and modern anthropology. Heidegger attracts much scholarly interest among social scientists, but few have explored his ideas in relation to current anthropological debates. The discipline's modernist foundations, the nature of cultural constructionism and of art ñ even what an anthropology of art must include ñ are all informed and illuminated by Heidegger's work. The author argues that many contemporary anthropologists, in their concern to return subjectivity and 'voice' (...)
  2. Philosophies of Judaism: the history of Jewish philosophy from Biblical times to Franz Rosenzweig.Julius Guttmann - 1964 - New York: Schocken.
  3. Repercussions of the Kalam in Jewish philosophy.Harry Austryn Wolfson - 1979 - Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press.
    In his monumental Philosophy of the Kalam the late Harry Wolfson--truly the most accomplished historian of philosophy in our century--examined the early medieval system of Islamic philosophy. He studies its repercussions in Jewish thought in this companion book--an indispensable work for all students of Jewish and Islamic traditions. Wolfson believed that ideas are contagious, but that for beliefs to catch on from one tradition to another the recipients must be predisposed, susceptible. Thus he is concerned here not so much with (...)
  4. A History of Jewish Philosophy in the Middle Ages.Colette Sirat - 1985 - Paris: Editions De La Maison des Sciences De L'Homme.
    This book surveys the vast body of medieval Jewish philosophy, devoting ample discussion to major figures such as Saadiah Gaon, Maimonides, Abraham Ibn Ezra, Judah Halevi, Abraham Ibn Daoud, and Gersonides, as well as presenting the ancillary texts of lesser known authors. Sirat quotes little-known texts, providing commentary and situating them within their historical and philosophical contexts. A comprehensive bibliography directs the reader to the texts themselves and to recent studies.
  5. Razi: Master of Quranic Interpretation and Theological Reasoning.Tariq Jaffer - 2014 - New York: Oxford University Press USA.
    Winner of the Award for Excellence in the Study of Religion: Textual Studies from the American Academy of ReligionFakhr al-Din al-Razi wrote prolifically in the disciplines of theology, Quranic exegesis, and philosophy. He composed treatises on jurisprudence, medicine, physiognomy, astronomy, and astrology. His body of work marks a momentous turning point in the Islamic tradition and his influence within the post-classical Islamic tradition is striking. After his death in 1210 his works became standard textbooks in Islamic institutions of higher learning. (...)
  6. The Jewish God Question: What Jewish Thinkers Have Said About God, the Book, the People, and the Land.Andrew Pessin - 2018 - Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    This book shares what a diverse array of Jewish thinkers have said about the interrelated questions of God, the Book, the Jewish people, and the Land of Israel. Accessible chapters present fascinating insights from ancient times to today, from Philo to Judith Plaskow. An intriguing and provocative book for readers wrestling with big questions.
  7. Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Locke on Human Understanding.Jonathan Lowe - 1995 - New York: Routledge.
    John Locke is the most important figure in the history of English philosophy. In his Essay Concerning Human Understanding , his greatest intellectual achievement, he emphasised the importance of experience for knowledge and the critical role of the philosopher. Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Locke on Human Understanding introduces and assesses: * Locke's life and the background to the Essay on Human Understanding * The text and ideas of the Essay * The continuing importance of Locke's work to philosophy Ideal for (...)
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  8. Singer and His Critics.Dale Jamieson (ed.) - 1999 - Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell.
    This is the first book devoted to the work of Peter Singer, one of the leaders of the practical ethics movement, and one of the most influential philosophers of the twentieth century.
  9. Jewish Thought: An Introduction.Oliver Leaman - 2006 - Routledge.
    This is a fresh and contemporary introduction to the Jewish faith, its philosophies and worldviews. Written by a leading figure in the field, it explores debates which have preoccupied Jewish thinkers over the centuries and examines their continuing influence in contemporary Judaism. Jewish Thought surveys the central controversies in Judaism, including the protracted arguments within the religion itself. Topics range from the relations between Judaism and other religions, such as Islam and Christianity, to contemporary issues such as sex and gender (...)
  10. History and Tradition in Melanesian Anthropology.James G. Carrier - 1992 - Representations Books.
    Melanesian societies, like village societies in many parts of the world, are frequently portrayed as existing in a timeless, traditional present. The effects of this view are seen not only in overall popular and academic understandings of these societies but also in more abstract debates within anthropology about the nature of kinship, exchange, or social organization. History and Tradition in Melanesian Anthropology offers an alternative view, from authors who believe that historical evidence can and must inform our understanding of contemporary (...)
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  11. An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy.Oliver Leaman - 2001 - New York: Cambridge University Press. Edited by Oliver Leaman.
    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 (...)
  12. The discipline of philosophy and the invention of modern Jewish thought.Willi Goetschel - 2013 - New York: Fordham University Press.
    Exploring the subject of Jewish philosophy as a controversial construction site of the project of modernity, this book examines the implications of the different and often conflicting notions that drive the debate on the question of what ...
  13. A Brief Introduction to Islamic Philosophy.Oliver Leaman - 1999 - Malden, Mass.: Polity.
    Islamic philosophy represents one of the most important philosophical traditions in the world.
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  14. Memory of the West: the contemporaneity of forgotten Jewish thinkers.Reyes Mate - 2004 - New York: Rodopi. Edited by Anne Day Dewey & John R. Welch.
    Reyes Mate's Memory of the West looks back in order to look forward. It is a sustained reflection on the great disillusion Europe experienced after World War I. Europeans understood that bombs had buried the Enlightenment. They knew that, to avoid catastrophe, they had to think anew. The catastrophe came, but Cohen, Benjamin, Kafka, and Rosenzweig had sounded the warning.
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  15. Islamic thought and movement in the subcontinent: a study of Sayyid Abu A'la Mawdudi and Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi.Sheikh Jameil Ali - 2010 - New Delhi: D.K. Printworld.
    Syed Abul Aʻla Maudoodi, 1903-1979, founder of Jamaat-e Islami, religio-political party of Pakistan and Abulḥasan 'Alī, Nadvī, b. 1913-1999, Islamic scholar.
  16. The Sophismata of Richard Kilvington: introduction, translation, and commentary.Richard Kilvington (ed.) - 1990 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Richard Kilvington was an obscure fourteenth-century philosopher whose Sophismata deal with a series of logic-linguistic conundrums of a sort which featured extensively in philosophical discussions of this period. This is the first ever translation or edition of his work. As well as an introduction to Kilvington's work, the editors provide a detailed commentary. This edition will prove of considerable interest to historians of medieval philosophy who will realise from the evidence presented here that Kilvington deserves to be studied just as (...)
  17. Alfarabi and the foundation of Islamic political philosophy.Muhsin S. Mahdi - 2001 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    In this work, Muhsin Mahdi--widely regarded as the preeminent scholar of Islamic political thought--distills more than four decades of research to offer an authoritative analysis of the work of Alfarabi, the founder of Islamic political philosophy. Mahdi, who also brought to light writings of Alfarabi that had long been presumed lost or were not even known, presents this great thinker as his contemporaries would have seen him: as a philosopher who sought to lay the foundations for a new understanding of (...)
  18. A brief introduction to Islamic philosophy.Oliver Leaman - 1999 - Malden, Mass.: Blackwell.
    The main markets for this book are in the areas of philosophy, Islamic studies, Middle Eastern studies, cultural studies, religious studies and theology.
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  19. An introduction to medieval Islamic philosophy.Oliver Leaman - 1985 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This book is an introduction to debates in philosophy within the medieval Islamic world. It discusses a number of themes which were controversial within the philosophical community of that period: the creation of the world out of nothing, immortality, resurrection, the nature of ethics, and the relationship between natural and religious law. The author provides an account of the arguments of Farabi, Avicenna, Ghazali, Averroes and Maimonides on these and related topics. His argument takes into account the significance of the (...)
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  20. Ancient Jewish philosophy.Israel Efros - 1964 - Detroit,: Wayne State University Press.
  21. Islamic ethics of life: abortion, war, and euthanasia.Jonathan E. Brockopp (ed.) - 2003 - Columbia, S.C.: University of South Carolina Press.
    o ne -taking -Life ana Oavmg .Life The Islamic Context Jonathan E. Brockopp The great ethicists of the western world, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, and others, ...
  22. Reading Hayy Ibn-Yaqzan: a cross-cultural history of autodidacticism.Avner Ben-Zaken - 2011 - Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
    The pursuit for the "natural-self" chapter one: taming the mystic (Marrakesh, 1160s) -- Climbing the ladder of philosophy (Barcelona, 1348) -- Rejecting authority, defying predestination and conquering nature (Florence, 1493) -- Employing the self, experimenting nature (Oxford, 1671) -- From individual autodidacts to utopian scientific societies.
  23. Redefining the Muslim community: ethnicity, religion, and politics in the thought of Alfarabi.Alexander Orwin - 2017 - Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.
    Writing in the cosmopolitan metropolis of Baghdad, Alfarabi (870-950) is unique in the history of premodern political philosophy for his extensive discussion of the nation, or Umma in Arabic. The term Umma may be traced back to the Qur'ān and signifies, then and now, both the Islamic religious community as a whole and the various ethnic nations of which that community is composed, such as the Turks, Persians, and Arabs. Examining Alfarabi's political writings as well as parts of his logical (...)
  24. A History of Islamic Philosophy.Majid Fakhry - 1983 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    The first comprehensive survey of Islamic philosophy from the seventh century to the present, this classic discusses Islamic thought and its effect on the cultural aspects of Muslim life. Fakhry shows how Islamic philosophy has followed from the earliest times a distinctive line of development, which gives it the unity and continuity that are the marks of the great intellectual movements of history.
  25. Al-Ghazālī and the Ismailis: a debate on reason and authority in medieval Islam.Farouk Mitha - 2001 - New York: Distributed in the U.S. by St. Martin's Press.
    Al-Ghazali is arguably one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Islam, and his writings have received greater scholarly attention in the West than those of any other Muslim scholar. This study explores an important dimension of his thought that has not yet been fully examined, namely, his polemical engagement with the Ismailis of the Fatimid and early Alamut periods. Published in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies.
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  26. Peter Singer and Christian Ethics: Beyond Polarization.Charles C. Camosy - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Interaction between Peter Singer and Christian ethics, to the extent that it has happened at all, has been unproductive and often antagonistic. Singer sees himself as leading a 'Copernican Revolution' against a sanctity of life ethic, while many Christians associate his work with a 'culture of death'. Charles Camosy shows that this polarized understanding of the two positions is a mistake. While their conclusions about abortion and euthanasia may differ, there is surprising overlap in Christian and Singerite arguments, and disagreements (...)
  27. Persecution and the art of writing.Leo Strauss - 1952 - Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
    The essays collected in Persecution and the Art of Writing all deal with one problem--the relation between philosophy and politics. Here, Strauss sets forth the thesis that many philosophers, especially political philosophers, have reacted to the threat of persecution by disguising their most controversial and heterodox ideas.
  28. Medieval Jewish philosophical writings.Charles Manekin (ed.) - 2007 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Medieval Jewish intellectuals living in Muslim and Christian lands were strongly concerned to recover what they regarded as a ‘lost’ Jewish philosophical tradition. As part of this project they transmitted and produced many philosophical and scientific works and commentaries, as well as philosophical commentary on scripture, in Judaeo-Arabic and Hebrew, the principal literary languages of medieval Jewry. This volume presents new or revised translations of seven prominent medieval Jewish rationalists: Saadia Gaon, Solomon ibn Gabirol, Moses Maimonides, Isaac Albalag, Moses of (...)
  29. Philosophy East/philosophy West: a critical comparison of Indian, Chinese, Islamic, and European philosophy.Ben-Ami Scharfstein (ed.) - 1978 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    An introduction to comparative philosophy relates European and Oriental philosophies and brings to light such aspects of Eastern philosophy as intellectuality, reasoning, and logical analysis usually associated with Western thought.
  30. Australian realism: the systematic philosophy of John Anderson.A. J. Baker - 1986 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    This book outlines the realist and pluralist philosophy of John Anderson, Australia's most original thinker. His teaching at Sydney University and his arti6es have deeply influenced Australian intellectual life. Several main themes run through his work, but Anderson never gave an overall account of his views. This is remedied here: exhibiting the range of Anderson's thought from logic, epistemology and theory of mind, to language and social theory, this volume sketches realism as a systematic philosophical position, while showing something of (...)
  31. The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy.Peter Adamson & Richard C. Taylor (eds.) - 2004 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Philosophy written in Arabic and in the Islamic world represents one of the great traditions of Western philosophy. Inspired by Greek philosophical works and the indigenous ideas of Islamic theology, Arabic philosophers from the ninth century onwards put forward ideas of great philosophical and historical importance. This collection of essays, by some of the leading scholars in Arabic philosophy, provides an introduction to the field by way of chapters devoted to individual thinkers or groups, especially during the 'classical' period from (...)
  32. Gazali.Bernard Carra de Vaux - 1902 - Paris,: F. Alcan.
  33. Nowhere else.Yves Bertrand - 2004 - Madison, Wisconsin: Atwood Publishing.
  34. Medieval Jewish philosophy: an introduction.Dan Cohn-Sherbok - 1996 - Richmond, Surrey: Curzon.
    Beginning with the earliest philosopher of the Middle Ages, Saadiah ben Joseph al-Fayyumi, this work surveys the writings of such figures as Solomon ben Joseph ...
  35. Philosophy in the Islamic world.Peter Adamson - 2016 - United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
    The latest in the series based on the popular History of Philosophy podcast, this volume presents the first full history of philosophy in the Islamic world for a broad readership. It takes an approach unprecedented among introductions to this subject, by providing full coverage of Jewish and Christian thinkers as well as Muslims, and by taking the story of philosophy from its beginnings in the world of early Islam all the way through to the twentieth century. Major figures like Avicenna, (...)
  36. A World of States of Affairs.D. M. Armstrong - 1997 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    In this important study D. M. Armstrong offers a comprehensive system of analytical metaphysics that synthesises but also develops his thinking over the last twenty years. Armstrong's analysis, which acknowledges the 'logical atomism' of Russell and Wittgenstein, makes facts the fundamental constituents of the world, examining properties, relations, numbers, classes, possibility and necessity, dispositions, causes and laws. All these, it is argued, find their place and can be understood inside a scheme of states of affairs. This is a comprehensive and (...)
  37. Ibn 'Arabi and modern thought: the history of taking metaphysics seriously.Peter Coates - 2002 - Oxford: Anqa.
    These penetrating metaphysical and spiritual teachings cross the divides of culture and time, providing unexpectedly modern insight.
  38. Philosophy in the Islamic World: A Very Short Introduction.Peter Adamson - 2015 - Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press UK.
    In the history of philosophy, few topics are so relevant to today's cultural and political landscape as philosophy in the Islamic world. Yet, this remains one of the lesser-known philosophical traditions. In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Adamson explores the history of philosophy among Muslims, Jews, and Christians living in Islamic lands, from its historical background to thinkers in the twentieth century.Introducing the main philosophical themes of the Islamic world, Adamson integrates ideas from the Islamic and Abrahamic faiths to consider (...)
  39. La genèse et l'évolution de la philosophie islamique et de sa conciliation entre la raison et la foi.Rafik Hiahemzizou - 2021 - Paris: L'Harmattan.
    "Ce livre propose en deux volumes une vue d'ensemble de l'histoire de la philosophie islamique depuis ses origines au ville siècle jusqu'à son déclin au IIIe siècle. Sa principale idée est que la force de la philosophie islamique à ses débuts a été la conciliation entre la raison et la foi, entre la philosophie d'Aristote et la révélation coranique grâce aux Mutazilites et aux philosophes, Al-Kindi et Al-Fârâbî. Dans ce premier livre, nous racontons la genèse de la philosophie islamique grâce (...)
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  40. Creation as Emanation: The Origin of Diversity in Albert the Great’s “On the Causes and the Procession of the Universe”.Therese Bonin - 2001 - Notre Dame, IN 46556, USA: University of Notre Dame Press.
    The Liber de causis, a monotheistic reworking of Proclus' Elements of Theology, was translated from Arabic into Latin in the twelfth century, with an attribution to Aristotle. Considering this Neoplatonic text a product of Aristotle's school and even the completion of Aristotle's Metaphysics, Albert the Great concluded his series of Aristotelian paraphrases by commenting on it. To do so was to invite controversy, since accidents of translation had made many readers think that the Liber de causis taught that God made (...)
  41. Islamic philosophy of war and peace.Mirza Iqbal Ashraf - 2008 - Poughkeepsie, NY: Mika Publications through iUniverse.
    Islam means "peace" and "submission to God." With its ethical system of instruction for a balanced life based on faith and reason, how did this "religion of peace" come to be feared? After the 9/11 tragedy, Islam was judged by many in the West to be a hub of terrorism and a threat to world peace. People everywhere voiced concern over its concepts of war and Jihad. Ashraf traces these and related concepts from their inception in Qur'anic injunctions and the (...)
  42. Aristotle and the Arabs.F. E. Peters - 1968 - New York,: New York University Press.
  43. The Garden and the Fire: Heaven and Hell in Islamic Culture.Nerina Rustomji - 2008 - Columbia University Press.
    The garden, the fire, and Islamic origins -- Visions of the afterworld -- Material culture and an Islamic ethic -- Other worldly landscapes and earthly realities -- Humanity, servants, and companions -- Individualized gardens and expanding fires -- Legacy of gardens -- Epilogue.
  44. A short history of Islamic thought.Fitzroy Morrissey - 2021 - New York: Oxford University Press.
    While much has been written about Islam, particularly over the twenty-five years, few books have explored the full range of the ideas that have defined the faith over a millennium and a half. Fitzroy Morrissey provides a clear and concise introduction to the origins and sources of Islamic thought, from its beginnings in the 7th century to the current moment. He explores the major ideas and introduces the major figures--those who over the centuries have broached life's major questions, from the (...)
  45. Islamic philosophy: an introduction.Oliver Leaman - 2009 - Malden, MA: Polity.
    The new edition of Islamic Philosophy will continue to be essential reading for students and scholars of the subject, as well as anyone wanting to learn more ...
  46. Studies in Arabic philosophy.Nicholas Rescher - 1967 - [Pittsburgh]: University of Pittsburgh Press.
    The ten essays in this book present the thoughts of major Arabic philosophers in history, while speaking to their basis in Greek philosophy and the influence of ...
  47. The informed soul: introductory encounters with Jewish thought.Dovid Gottlieb - 2006 - Brooklyn, N.Y.: Mesorah Publications.
  48. Religion as critique: Islamic critical thinking from Mecca to the marketplace.Irfan Ahmad - 2017 - Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press.
    Irfan Ahmad makes the far-reaching argument that potent systems and modes for self-critique as well as critique of others are inherent in Islam--indeed, critique is integral to its fundamental tenets and practices. Challenging common views of Islam as hostile to critical thinking, Ahmad delineates thriving traditions of critique in Islamic culture, focusing in large part on South Asian traditions. Ahmad contemplates and interrogates Greek and Enlightenment notions of reason and critique, and he notes how they are invoked in relation to (...)
  49. Hebrew thought compared with Greek.Thorleif Boman - 1960 - Philadelphia,: Westminster Press.
    "Builds on the premise that language and thought are inevitably and inextricably bound up with each other. . . . A classic study of the differences between Greek and Hebrew thought."—John E. Rexrine, Colgate University.
  50. Reason Unbound: On Spiritual Practice in Islamic Peripatetic Philosophy.Mohammad Azadpur - 2011 - New York, USA: SUNY Press.
    This intriguing work offers a new perspective on Islamic Peripatetic philosophy, critiquing modern receptions of such thought and highlighting the contribution it can make to contemporary Western philosophy. Mohammad Azadpur focuses on the thought of Alfarabi and Avicenna, who, like ancient Greek philosophers and some of their successors, viewed philosophy as a series of spiritual exercises. However, Muslim Peripatetics differed from their Greek counterparts in assigning importance to prophecy. The Islamic philosophical account of the cultivation of the soul to the (...)
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