A History of Islamic Philosophy - Third Edition by Majid Fakhry

By Majid Fakhry

The 1st finished survey of Islamic philosophy from the 7th century to the current, this vintage discusses Islamic concept and its influence at the cultural elements of Muslim lifestyles. Fakhry indicates how Islamic philosophy has from the earliest occasions a particular line of improvement, which provides it the team spirit and continuity which are the marks of the good highbrow hobbies of background. (Fall 2006)

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Anawati, "Prolegomenes a une nouvelle edition du De Causis Arabe," Melanges Louis Massignon, pp. ; also Duhem, Le systeme du monde, IV, p. 332. 87 Al-Fihrist, p. 371, and al-Qifti, Tarrkh, p. 258. 88 Al-Fihrist, p. 366; al-Qifti, Tarrkh, p. ScJ In this movement of desire, the author finds the clue not only to the nature of the Soul, which acts as the link between the sensible and the intelligible worlds, but also the emanation of all things from the One (or First). 92 In support of this view, the author invokes the authority of Heraclitus, Empedocles, Pythagoras, and Plato, who are all said to have held that the Soul descends into the body from the intelligible world and will rejoin it upon its release from the bondage of the body.

7o4),n the Umayyad prince who turned to the study of alchemy for consolation when his claims to the caliphate were thwarted. Various poems and treatises ascribed to him have come down to us, but it is impossible to determine their authenticity or the debt of their alleged author to his Greek or other foreign sourceS. 12 A more reliable tradition attributes to the Jewish physician Masarjawaih (Marsarjuis) the Arabic translation of the medical compendium (Syriac: kunniish) of the Alexandrian Monophysite physician Aaron, during the reign of the Umayyad caliph Marwan (683-685).

Adi deserve special mention because of their contribution to the translation and exposition of Aristotle, and in particular Aristotelian logic. In addition to a long list of translations which included Alexander's commentaries on Metaphysica L, De Caelo, and De Generatione et Corruptione, Matta is credited with commentaries on Aristotle's four logical works: Categories, Hermeneutica, Analytica Priora, and Analytica Posteriora, 6:z. as well as a Commentary on Porphyry's Isagoge, an Introduction to Analytica, and a Treatise on Conditional Syllogisms.

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