Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science. Texts and Studies

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

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0169-8729
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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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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004150997
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April 2007

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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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004156203
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February 2007

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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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004155879
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February 2007

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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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004153905
Publication date: 
June 2007

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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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004152557
Publication date: 
September 2006

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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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004151680
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November 2006

Reza Pourjavady and Sabine Schmidtke

The volume gives a detailed account of the available data of the biography of the Jewish philosopher ʿIzz al-Dawla Ibn Kammūna (d. 683/1284), provides an outline of his philosophcial thought, and analyzes in detail the reception of his thought and his writings among later Muslim and...
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65
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004151390
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August 2006

Ayman Shihadeh

Using hitherto unstudied sources, this monograph provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary study of the ethical theory of al-Rāzī, one of the most complex and influential medieval philosophers and theologians. It reveals remarkable and previously unidentified aspects of ethical thought...
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64
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004149915
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March 2006

Amos Bertolacci

The systematic comparison of Avicenna’s Ilāhiyyāt of the Šifā' with Aristotle’s Metaphysics, accomplished for the first time in the present volume, provides a detailed account of Avicenna’s reworking of the epistemological profile and contents of the...
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63
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004148994
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June 2006

Suleiman Ali Mourad

This examination of the mythification of al-Ḥasan al-Baṣrī shows how the transformation of his historical person into a complete myth was accomplished, along with the groups responsible for making him say and do what legitimizes their own views and practices.
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62
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004148291
Publication date: 
December 2006

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