Al-Kindi

Al-Kindi

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The first book in the Great Medieval Thinkers series to focus on an Islamic philosopher. It offers a brief, accessible introduction to the thought of the philosopher al -Kindi (died roughly 870 AD). His works, though brief, are of great historical importance. Al-Kindi was the first philosopher of the Islamic world. Peter Adamson will survey what is known of al-Kindi's life, examine his thought on a wide range of topics, and consider the relationship of al-Kindi's work to his Greek sources.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 144.8 x 210.8 x 22.9mm | 430.92g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195181425
  • 9780195181425

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highly readable account...Of course, it would be foolish to suggest the Adamson's aim in writing this excellent book is a desire to discern the significance of al-Kindi for the present Muslim world...it is difficult to read and interpret anything of the rich intellectual heritage of the Muslim world without an uneasy present-mindedness. I do hope that Adamson's book will reach a wider audience than specialists in mediaeval and Islamic philosophy precisely for this reason. * Sajjad H. Rizvi, The Muslim World Book Review *show more

About Peter Adamson

Peter Adamson is a Reader in Philosophy at King's College in London. He is the author of The Arabic Plotinus: A Philosophical Study of the Theology of Aristotle and with Richard C. Taylor a co-editor of The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy.show more

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