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Classical Arabic Philosophy

An Anthology of Sources

Jon McGinnis David C. Reisman



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Hackett Publishing
15 March 2007
This collection presents selections from the works of the major Arabic philosophers of the classical period on topics including logic, philosophy of science, natural philosophy, metaphysics, ethics and politics. A general Introduction, extensive annotation, a bibliography and a glossary-index offer support both to scholars and to those approaching these materials for the first time.
Translated by:   ,
Imprint:   Hackett Publishing
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 155mm
Weight:   596g
ISBN:   9780872208711
ISBN 10:   0872208710
Pages:   426
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction. Al-Kindi. Ar-Razi. Al-Farabi. The Baghdad Peripatetics: Abu Bishr Matta; Yahya ibn Adi; Abu Sulayman as-Sijistani. Ibn Sina. Al-Ghazali. Ibn Bajja. Ibn Tufayl. Ibn Rushd. As-Suhrawardi. Index.

Reviews for Classical Arabic Philosophy: An Anthology of Sources

This book will make a major impact on the study, and especially the teaching, of Arabic philosophy. A major difficulty with this field has been the lack of any adequate textbook of sources... Reisman and McGinnis not only provide here a rich selection of texts that could be the basis for even a full-year course on Arabic thought, but also manage to translate several important works for the first time; they also include some standards that would probably be missed were they not here. It will no doubt become the standard anthology used in courses on Arabic philosophy, and I will use it this way myself. The team of McGinnis and Reisman is an ideal one... All in all, this project is to be greeted with immense enthusiasm. -- Peter Adamson, King's College London. This is a very fine, well conceived collection of philosophical materials that display the intellectual rigor, power, and insights of the thinkers of the Arabic tradition... The Introduction is written at a level appropriate for undergraduates and graduate students... Teachers not expert in the area will find it valuable as a guide for their students... far superior to anything currently available. It is suitable for adoption not only for courses in Arabic philosophy but also for any general courses in medieval philosophy. -- Richard C Taylor, Marquette University.

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