The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy
Featuring 33 chapters, divided into seven thematic sections, this volume explores the major areas of philosophy: Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy in the Sciences, Philosophy of Mind/Epistemology, and Ethics/Politics as well as philosophical issues salient in Islamic revelation, theology, prophecy, and mysticism.
Other features include:
*A focus on both the classical and post-classical periods
*A contributing body that includes both widely respected scholars from around the world and a handful of the very best younger scholars
*"Reference" and "Further Reading" sections for each chapter and a comprehensive index for the whole volume
The result is a work that captures Islamic philosophy as philosophy. In this way it serves students and scholars of philosophy and religious studies and at the same time provides valuable essays relevant to the study of Islamic thought and theology.
- Hardback | 434 pages
- 171 x 248 x 25.4mm | 930g
- 01 Oct 2015
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 1st ed.
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Josep Puig Montada, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
"This is a wonderful collection of contemporary secondary sources on Islamic philosophy. It is a real boon not only for the specialists, but also for the scholars and students of the history of philosophy, especially those interested in ancient and medieval traditions."
Mohammad Azadpur, San Francisco State University, USA
"In what promises to be a highly acclaimed volume, the editors have brought together a collection of essays that address the enduring questions in the Islamic philosophical tradition. Some of the most accomplished philosophers working in the field have treated most of the traditional topics and areas in Islamic philosophy; thereby making a major contribution to the growing field."
Mehdi Aminrazavi, University of Mary Washington, USA
"This is a well-informed guide through a long tradition of thought, a book teachers and students will want to keep within reach as they strive for greater familiarity with the larger domain of Islamic philosophy and its related disciplines."
Charles E. Butterworth, University of Maryland, USA
"This collection offers a unique, comprehensive, and illuminating set of essays that is sure to enrich students of classical and post-classical Islamic philosophy. The topical focus of the volume is especially effective for highlighting the vibrancy of Islamic philosophical tradition, and the editors have ensured that all areas of philosophy are amply represented. Also noteworthy is the inclusion of chapters on the philosophical significance of Islamic revelation, theology, and law. A must-read for both beginners and more advanced students in the field."
Deborah L. Black, University of Toronto, Canada
"Because Islamic thought is not as well understood as it should be, this is a useful addition to the many companions to various authors, fields, and traditions put out recently by major publishers...One of the collection's attractive features is that it not only covers major topics (e.g., creation, freedom, and determinism) but also offers more focused analyses of technical issues, such as primary and secondary causality and the ethical treatment of animals... Summing Up: Recommended."
J. Bussanich, University of New Mexico, CHOICE November 2016
"All in all, the Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy is a comprehensive and solid introduction to the Classical Islamic tradition...One can only hope the compendiums such as this one will effectively make their way into the classroom."
Elaina Gauthier-Mamaril, Dominican University College
About Richard C. Taylor
Luis Xavier Lopez-Farjeat is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Universidad Panamericana in Mexico City and editor of Topicos, Journal of Philosophy.