Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science. Texts and Studies

Edited by Hans Daiber, Anna Akasoy and Emilie Savage-Smith

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Edited by Wim Raven and Anna Akasoy

The articles in this volume dedicated to Hans Daiber, one of the pioneering scholars in the history of Islamic thought in the Middle Ages, offer new insights into this field from a variety of perspectives: philological, philosophical, and historical.
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75
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9789004165656
E-ISBN: 
9789047441922
Publication date: 
August 2008
€209,00
$273.00

edited by Arnoud Vrolijk and Jan Hogendijk

O ye Gentlemen explores two permanent and vital strands in Arabic culture: the Greek tradition in science and philosophy and the literary tradition. More than thirty essays demonstrate that the strands freely interweave within the broader scope of Schrifttum.
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74
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9789004157941
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9789047422051
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October 2007
€203,00
$265.00

Jon Hoover

This comprehensive study of Muslim jurist Ibn Taymiyya’s (d. 1328) theodicy of perpetual optimism exposits and analyses his writings on God’s justice and wise purpose, divine determination and human agency, the problem of evil, and juristic method in theological doctrine.
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73
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9789004158474
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9789047420194
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May 2007
€116,00
$152.00

Robert Gleave

Akhbārī Shi'ism was "scripturalist" in that Akhbārīs believed that all questions of theology and law could be found in the texts of revelation. There was no need, they believed, to turn to alternative sources (such as reason or inspiration). This book offers the...
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72
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9789004157286
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9789047421627
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August 2007
€142,00
$185.00

Thomas Hildebrandt

This book examines the rediscovery of the Mu'tazila, a key-event in modern Arab-Islamic thought. It offers a critical assessment of the concept of "Neo-Mu'tazilism" by evaluating the various intentions and contexts underlying the use of Mu'tazilite ideas.
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71
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9789004150997
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9789047419624
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April 2007
€218,00
$285.00

Oliver Kahl

This book offers a critical Arabic edition, annotated English translation, introductory study, and two-way glossaries of a pharmacological masterpiece composed around the middle of the 12th century CE in Baghdad by the Nestorian physician Ibn at-Tilmīḏ.
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70
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9789004156203
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9789047419044
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February 2007
€142,00
$185.00

Catarina Belo

This book addresses the issue of determinism in Avicenna and Averroes through an analysis of their views on chance, matter and divine providence. It sets the debate against the philosophical/historical background of Aristotelianism, Neoplatonism and Islamic theology.
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69
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9789004155879
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9789047419150
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February 2007
€105,00
$137.00

Petra Schmidl

This source book provides new information about a much neglected aspect of the scientific tradition of the Islamic Middle Ages, focusing on folk astronomy and its relations to religious duties (determination of the times of Muslim prayer and the direction towards the Kaaba in Mecca (Arabic qibla)).
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68
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9789004153905
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9789047420507
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June 2007
€366,00
$478.00

Text, Übersetzung und Kommentar von Elvira Wakelnig

Al-ʽĀmirī’s Chapters on Metaphysical Topics are an impressive example of the fusing of Greek Neoplatonism with Islamic Theology. Being a paraphrase of the Proclean Elements of Theology, they provide a better understanding of the tradition of the Liber de Causis in Arabic.
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67
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9789004152557
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September 2006
€186,00
$242.00

Edited and Translated by Mohsen Zakeri

This source publication of ʿAlī b. ʿUbayda al-Rayḥānī ’s remaining works provides fascinating new material for the study of Arabic literature on proverbs, translations of classical Greek and Persian into Arabic, and clarification of numerous obscure titles in...
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66
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9789004151680
E-ISBN: 
9789047418757
Publication date: 
November 2006
€337,00
$439.00

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