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Introduction

Authored by: Richard C. Taylor , Luis Xavier López-Farjeat

The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  August  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415881609
eBook ISBN: 9781315708928
Adobe ISBN: 9781317484332

10.4324/9781315708928.intro

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Abstract

Philosophy in the Arabic/Islamic tradition, commonly considered under the history of ideas as Oriental or Islamic studies, or as later developments of Greek thought, or as source study for Medieval European thought, has now reached a new stage in which it is not only studied as properly distinct from the European thinkers of the Middle Ages it influenced but also as philosophy in its own right. This consideration motivates us to present this volume, thematic in nature and focused on philosophical topics and problems, with a diversity of standpoints developed by thinkers of this tradition within the context of Islam and its history. This allows for clear focus on the innovative philosophical insights of the Islamic tradition that can be found in nearly every major area of philosophy.

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