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You are currently browsing 1–10 of 19 new and published books in the subject of Middle East Philosophy — sorted by publish date from newer books to older books.

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New and Published Books

  1. Ethics in Islam

    Friendship in the Political Thought of Al-Tawhidi and his Contemporaries

    By Nuha Al-Shaar

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Offering a new reading of Islamic ethical and political thought in the Buyid period (334-440/946-1048), this book focuses particularly on the philosopher Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi who lived in Baghdad and what is now western Iran. Ethics in Islam provides the first major treatment of al-Tawhidi's...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  2. The Political Philosophy of Mulla Sadra

    By Seyyed Khalil Toussi

    Series: Routledge Persian and Shi'i Studies

    This book provides a comprehensive and widely accessible analysis of Mulla Sadra’s works in order to establish the nature of his political philosophy and seeks to instigate a dialogue on the relevance of Sadra’s philosophy to present day challenges. Laying the groundwork for further translations...

    Published December 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Classical Mathematics from Al-Khwarizmi to Descartes

    By Roshdi Rashed

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book follows the development of classical mathematics and the relation between work done in the Arab and Islamic worlds and that undertaken by the likes of Descartes and Fermat. ‘Early modern,’ mathematics is a term widely used to refer to the mathematics which developed in the West during the...

    Published August 11th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Inspired Knowledge in Islamic Thought

    Al-Ghazali's Theory of Mystical Cognition and Its Avicennian Foundation

    By Alexander Treiger

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    It has been customary to see the Muslim theologian Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (d. 1111) as a vehement critic of philosophy, who rejected it in favour of Islamic mysticism (Sufism), a view which has come under increased scrutiny in recent years. This book argues that al-Ghazali was, instead, one of the...

    Published March 21st 2014 by Routledge

  5. Being Human in Islam

    The Impact of the Evolutionary Worldview

    By Damian Howard

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Islamic anthropology is relatively seldom treated as a particular concern even though much of the contemporary debate on the modernisation of Islam, its acceptance of human rights and democracy, makes implicit assumptions about the way Muslims conceive of the human being. This book explores how the...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. What is Islamic Philosophy?

    By Roy Jackson

    What is Islamic Philosophy? offers a broad introduction to Islamic thought, from its origins to the many challenging issues facing Muslims in the contemporary world. The chapters explore early Islamic philosophy and trace its development through key themes and figures up to the twenty-first century...

    Published February 6th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Free Will and Predestination in Islamic Thought

    Theoretical Compromises in the Works of Avicenna, al-Ghazali and Ibn 'Arabi

    By Maria De Cillis

    Series: Routledge A Level English Guides

    The subject of "human free-will" versus "divine predestination" is one of the most contentious topics in classical Islamic thought. By focusing on a theme of central importance to any philosophy of religion, and to Islam in particular, this book offers a critical study of the intellectual...

    Published December 16th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Skepticism in Classical Islam

    Moments of Confusion

    By Paul L. Heck

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    The first major treatment of skepticism in Islam, this book explores the critical role of skeptical thinking in the development of theology in Islam. It examines the way key thinkers in classical Islam faced perplexing questions about the nature of God and his relation to the world, all the while...

    Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge

  9. Al-Ghazali, Averroes and the Interpretation of the Qur'an

    Common Sense and Philosophy in Islam

    By Avital Wohlman

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    This book examines the contrasting interpretations of Islam and the Qur’an by Averroes and Al-Ghazali, as a way of helping us untangle current impasses affecting each Abrahamic faith. This has traditionally been portrayed as a battle between philosophy and theology, but the book shows that Averroes...

    Published August 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Mulla Sadra and Metaphysics

    Modulation of Being

    By Sajjad H. Rizvi

    Series: Culture and Civilization in the Middle East

    Mulla Sadra is one of the most important Islamic philosophers after Avicenna. In this exploration of his philosophy, Sajjad H. Rizvi examines the central doctrine of the modulation of being, and contextualises his work within the intellectual history of philosophical traditions in the Islamic East....

    Published April 25th 2013 by Routledge