The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy

The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy

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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.

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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 720 pages
  • 185 x 249 x 53mm | 1,268g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0199917388
  • 9780199917389
  • 1,767,297

Table of contents



1) Cristina D'Ancona
The Theology attributed to Aristotle. Sources, structure, influence

2) Emma Gannage
The Rise of Falsafa: Al-Kindi (d.873), On First Philosophy

3) Peter Adamson
Abu Bakr al-Razi (d.925), The Spiritual Medicine

4) Sarah Stroumsa
Ibn Masarra's (d.931) Third Book

5) Damien Janos:
Al-Farabi's (d.950) On the One and Oneness: Some Preliminary Remarks on its Structure, Contents, and Theological Implications

6) Sidney H. Griffith
Yahya b. 'Adi (d.974): Kitab Tahdhib al-akhlaq

7) Amos Bertolacci
Ibn Sina (d.1037): Metaphysics of the Shifa'

8) Khalil Andani
Jami' al-hikmatayn, by Nasir-i Khusraw (d. 1088)

9) Frank Griffel
Al-Ghazali's (d.1111) Incoherence of the Philosophers

10) Frank Griffel
Isma'ilite Critique of Ibn Sina: Al-Shahrastani's (d.1153) Wrestling-Match with the Philosophers

11) Tanelli Kukkonen
Ibn Tufayl (d. 1185): Hayy ibn Yaqzan

12) John Walbridge
Suhrawardi's (d.1191) Intimations of the Tablet and the Throne: The Relationship of Illuminationism and the Peripatetic Philosophy

13) Catarina Belo
Averroes (d.1198), The Decisive Treatise

14) Ayman Shihadeh
Fakhr al-Din al-Razi's (d.1210) Commentary on Avicenna's Pointers: The Confluence of Exegesis and Aporetics

15) Jon McGinnis
Nasir al-Din al-Tusi (d. 1274): Shar? al-Ish?r?t

16) Tony Street
Katibi (d.1277), Tahtani (d.1365) and the Shamsiyya

17) Alnoor Dhanani
Al-Mawaqif fi 'ilm al-kalam by 'Alud al-din al-lji? (d.1355), and its commentaries

18) Sabine Schmidtke
Ibn Abi Jumhur al-Ahsai (fl. 1491) and his Kitab Mujli Mir'at al-munji

19) Reza Pourjavady
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

20) Sajjad Rizvi
Mir Damad (d.1631) and al-Qabasat: The Problem of the Eternity of the Cosmos

21) Cecile Bonmariage
Mulla Sadra's (d.1635) Divine Witnesses

22) Asad Q. Ahmed
The Sullam al-'ulum of Muhibb Allah al-Bihari (d.1707)

23) Khaled El-Rouayheb
Ahmad al-Mallawi (d. 1767): "Commentary on the versification of the immediate implications of hypothetical propositions"

24) J. McGinnis & A.Q. Ahmed
Fadl-i Haqq Khayrabadi's (d.1861) al-Hadiyya al-sa'idiyya

25) Fatimeh Fena
Hajj Mulla Hadi Sabzawari (d.1878) and the Ghurar al-fara'id

26) Nazif Muhtaroglu
Ali Sedat Bey's (d.1900) Kavaid-i Tahavvulat fi Harekat-i Zerrat (Principles of Transformation in the Motion of Particles)

27) Mustansir Mir
Muhammad Iqbal (d. 1938): The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam

28) Saleh J. Agha
Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr (d.1979) on the Logical Foundations of Induction

29) Sajjad Rizvi & Ahab Bdaiwi
'Allama Tabatabai (d.1981), Nihayat al-hikma

30) Muhammad Ali Khalidi
Zaki Najib Mahmud (d.1993), Nahwa Falsafa 'Ilmiyya (Towards a Scientific Philosophy)

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About Khaled El-Rouayheb

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.
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