Palgrave Philosophy Today

Analytic Islamic Philosophy

Authors: Booth, Anthony

  • Fills a gap in the field by presenting research on analytic Islamic philosophy in a newly accessible textbook format
  • Makes significant connections between historic Islamic texts and philosophy and contemporary debates within analytic philosophy
  • Takes a pedagogically oriented approach to the topic, including chapter objectives, summaries, and essay questions to encourage further reading around the subject
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  • Due: November 10, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54157-4
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Softcover 57,19 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-54156-7
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About this Textbook

This book is an introduction to Islamic Philosophy, beginning with its Medieval inception, right through to its more contemporary incarnations. Using the language and conceptual apparatus of contemporary Anglo-American ‘Analytic’ philosophy, this book represents a novel and creative attempt to rejuvenate Islamic Philosophy for a modern audience. It adopts a ‘rational reconstructive’ approach to the history of philosophy by affording maximum hermeneutical priority to the strongest possible interpretation of a philosopher’s arguments while also paying attention to the historical context in which they worked. The central canonical figures of Medieval Islamic Philosophy – al-Kindi, al-Farabi, Avicenna, al-Ghazali, Averroes – are presented chronologically along with an introduction to the central themes of Islamic theology and the Greek philosophical tradition they inherited. The book then briefly introduces what the author collectively refers to as the ‘Pre-Modern’ figures including Suhrawardi, Mulla Sadra, and Ibn Taymiyyah, and presents all of these thinkers, along with their Medieval predecessors, as forerunners to the more modern incarnation of Islamic Philosophy: Political Islam. 

About the authors

Anthony Booth is Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Philosophy at the University of Sussex, UK. He has worked mainly on the Ethics of Belief in both the Western and Islamic traditions. He has published articles appearing in such journals as Journal of Philosophy, European Journal of Philosophy, Philosophy and Phenomenological Research, and Synthese. He also recently published Islamic Philosophy and the Ethics of Belief (2016) and co-edited Intuitions (2014). 

Reviews

“Although such traditional figures as Farabi, Ibn Sina, Ghazzali, Ibn Rushd have been studied extensively, Anthony Booth’s analytical approach brings to light previously understudied aspects of these major figures. To unite the analytical side of several major Islamic philosophers in one volume is invaluable for students and scholars in the field.” (Mehdi Aminrazavi, Professor of Philosophy and Religion, University of Mary Washington, USA)

Buy this book

eBook 44,02 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 10, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54157-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format:
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Softcover 57,19 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • Due: November 10, 2017
  • ISBN 978-1-137-54156-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Analytic Islamic Philosophy
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Philosophy Today
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54157-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54157-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-54156-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 218
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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