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  Islamic philosophy - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia
Islamic philosophy may be defined in a number of different ways, but the perspective taken here is that it represents the style of philosophy produced within the framework of Islamic culture.
The main sources of classical or early Islamic philosophy are the religion of Islam itself and the Greek philosophical heritage which the early Muslims inherited as a result of conquests when Alexandria, Syria and Jundishapur came under Muslim rule.
Mulla Sadra and Transcendent Philosophy ملاصدرا و حكمت متعاليه
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 Islamic philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Islamic philosophy (الفلسفة الإسلامية) is a branch of Islamic studies, and is a longstanding attempt to create harmony between philosophy (reason) and the religious teachings of Islam (faith).
The main sources of classical or early Islamic philosophy are the religion of Islam itself (especially ideas derived and interpreted from Quran), Greek philosophy which the early Muslims inherited as a result of conquests when Alexandria, Syria and Jundishapur came under Muslim rule, along with pre-Islamic Iranian and Indian philosophy.
1640) and the Transcendent Philosophy ملاصدرا و حكمت متعاليه
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 Wikipedia: Islam
The cornerstone of Islamic faith is a strict belief in monotheism.
Islamic belief holds that all the prophets successfully taught their nation the same message of the oneness of God.
Early shariah had a much more flexible character than is currently associated with Islamic jurisprudence, and many modern Muslim scholars believe that it should be renewed, and the classical jurists should lose their special status.
www.factbook.org /wikipedia/en/i/is/islam_1.html   (4348 words)

 The Study of Islamic Philosophy
Islamic philosophy concerned itself with such matters as the problem of unity and multiplicity, the relationship between God and the world, both of which had been subjects of heated controversies and discussions among the theologians for a long time.
Another aim of this philosophy was to reconcile revelation with reason, knowledge with faith, and religion with philosophy, and to show that reason and revelation do not contradict each other, and that religion would be accepted by the pagan when it is illuminated by the light of philosophic wisdom.
In all, Islamic philosophy is a creature of the environment in which it grew and flourished, and as is quite obvious, it is a religious and spiritual philosophy.
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 Modern Islamic philosophy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Sayyid Abul Ala Maududi who is credited with creating modern Islamist political thought in the 20th century, argued that science was itself merely re-discovering that all matter and energy obeys laws, and that Kafir claims that humankind was free of obligation to comprehend and obey such laws, had to be resisted by Muslims.
He sought to give philosophy a free-reign, and was keen on Muslims appreciating how the modern nation-state understood law, as opposed ethics; his view being that the shari'ah was a mixture of both ethics and law.
Modern efforts in Indonesia, Afghanistan and the proposed state of Palestine have often emphasized the traditional role of women's control of the household finances.
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 Islamic philosophy : Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy Online
Islamic philosophy has always had a rather difficult relationship with the Islamic sciences, those techniques for answering theoretical questions which are closely linked with the religion of Islam, comprising law, theology, language and the study of the religious texts themselves.
Political philosophy in Islam looked to Greek thinkers for ways of understanding the nature of the state, yet also generally linked Platonic ideas of the state to Qur’anic notions, which is not difficult given the basically hierarchical nature of both types of account (see Political philosophy in classical Islam).
Even thinkers attracted to Illuminationist philosophy such as al-Dawani wrote on political philosophy, arguing that the structure of the state should represent the material and spiritual aspects of the citizens.
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 ipedia.com: Islam Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Islamic eschatology is concerned with the Qiyamah (end of the world) and the final judgement of humanity.
Under the Islamic state, they were exempt from the draft, but were required to pay a tax known as jizyah, part of which went to charity and part to finance churches and synagogues.
The Egyptian Islamic Jihad terrorist group claims, as did a few long-extinct early medieval Kharijite sects, that Jihad is the "sixth pillar of Islam." Some Ismaili groups consider "Allegiance to the Imam" to be the so-called sixth pillar of Islam.
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 Islamic science Summary
Islamic scientists and their patrons chose which texts to translate, emphasizing and utilizing the portions of the texts that served their own purposes, just as they produced original works that best served their needs.
The scientific method in its modern form arguably developed in early Muslim philosophy, in particular, using experiments to distinguish between competing scientific theories, citation ("isnad"), peer review and open inquiry leading to development of consensus ("ijma" via "ijtihad"), and a general belief that knowledge reveals nature honestly.
In its origins and development, Islamic astronomy closely parallels the genesis of other Islamic sciences in its assimilation of foreign material and the amalgamation of the disparate elements of that material to create a science that was essentially Islamic.
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 Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
He is co-editor with S.H. Nasr of the forthcoming History of Islamic Philosophy and with D. Frank of the forthcoming History of Jewish Philosophy (both Routledge).
Islamic philosophy is treated as an important and living tradition of philosophy.
The entries on Islamic philosophy look at the work of individual thinkers and also at topics which relate to law, politics and cultural life in general, so that we find here a treatment of Islamic philosophy in its widest perspective, as both a cause and effect of the life of Islam itself.
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Even if translated, many of the issues in modern philosophy have changed over time and it is not clear how to relate the medieval debates with the modern ones.
Many of the classic works of Islamic philosophy were translated into latin from arabic at the beginning of the European renessaince.
This is a theme also present in Islamic philosophy and the second part of this project will examine this issue.
www.islamherald.com /asp/curious/philosophy/maftab/introduction.asp   (752 words)

 Islamic philosophy
Medieval Islamic Philosophical Writings edited by Muhammad Ali Khalidi (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy: Cambridge University Press) Philosophy in the Islamic world emerged in the ninth century and continued to flourish into the fourteenth century.
Though the distinction is somewhat artificial in the context of medieval Islamic philosophy, since few texts discuss ethics without bring­ing in some metaphysics and vice versa, one can often extract portions of texts where the emphasis is decidedly on "theoretical" questions rather than "practical" ones.
But theoretical philosophy, no less than practical philosophy, had an important impact on foundational debates concerning the conception of God, the place of humanity in the universe, the limits of reason, and the nature of the afterlife, among many others.
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 Islamic History, Philosophy, and Scientific Thought
Islamic Philosophy Website This website has a large number of high quality online books and articles dealing with the major Islamic philosophers and their ideas.
Islamic Philosophy by the well-respected scholar of Islamic philosophy, Prof.
Islamic Medicine Edited by Shahid Athar, M.D., a Muslim physician and scholar, this is a collection of highly informative essays by a variety of physicians and scholars.
www.uga.edu /islam/philosophy.html   (995 words)

 Indian and Islamic philosophy
Modern Buddhist thinkers tend to lay more stress on its "rationalistic" and "atheistic" character with the aim of making it more acceptable to educated westerners in search of a satisfying alternative to Christianity that is dying on its feet.
On the whole, the progress of philosophy in the 18th and 19th centuries was not noteworthy, and lagged behind the development of social and political awareness, linked to the national awakening and the commencement of the struggle for national liberation.
Contrary to the opinions of the modern fundamentalists, Islam, in its origins, was not equivalent to the worship of ignorance and narrow-minded fanaticism.
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 Fordham Philosophy
Philosophy minors complete a minimum of six courses in Philosophy, including the two core courses (PH*U 1000 and 1100).
A minor in philosophy is an excellent supplement to several other liberal arts majors.
Studying philosophy can also give you a fluency in the history of thought that will be rewarding throughout life and invaluable in many different contexts.
www.fordham.edu /philosophy/undergraduate/minor.htm   (350 words)

 Groundwork on Islamic Philosophy - M. Aftab   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
There is a strong strand within classical Islamic philosophy, beginning with Al-Ghazzali, to strongly put forth this view, and at the same time deny the legitimacy of the purely theoretical arguments for God’s existence.
Islamic philosophy is showing signs of significant recovery and with the emergence of an integrated worldview, it will be a viable discipline.
In the modern context it is important, for Islamic thought at least, to reassert itself clearly and define its parameters upon which a modern Islamic epistemology can be built.
www.ais.org /~maftab/philosophy.htm   (10847 words)

 Philosophy Math
The philosophy of mathematics is the philosophical study of the concepts and methods of mathematics.
These issues are embodied in the problem of scientific visualization and its relationship to mathematics, philosophy and traditional scientific methodologies.
Writings on the Philosophy of Mathematics mainly concerned with the foundations of mathematics, but also touching upon other problems in the Philosophy of Mathematics and providing some historical background.
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The basis for this consideration begins in moral philosophy, as the needs and obligations of the individual are weighed against the good of the individual and in turn society.
Such a philosophy of intelligence would help the U.S. government understand Islamic leaders “whose intellectual world was so different from our own.” To truly grasp a given situation, contend Shulsky and Schmitt, it is necessary to penetrate the surface of information to uncover what Strauss called “the hidden meaning” in political dealings.
the Asharite view of Islam had in general triumphed and all philosophy was henceforth subordinated to theology - a situation that persisted until the rise of modern Islamic philosophy.
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There are significant Islamic populations in China, Europe, the former Soviet Union, India and South America.
While some consider the Islamic mysticism called Sufism to constitute a separate branch, most Sufis can easily be considered Sunni or Shia.
The claim that only liberalisation of the Islamic Shariah law can lead to distinguishing between tradition and Islam is countered by many Muslims by saying that 'fundamentalism' rejects the cultural inventions e.g.
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 Important.ca. Islam Religion In The Modern World
Their main difference with more conservative Islamic opinion is in differences of interpretation of how to apply the core Islamic values to modern life.
This was not abolished during the time of Muhammad and is permitted in the Qur'an (although Islamic apologetics claim that the Qur'an does discourage slavery to and encourages its elimination, which was in itself a progressive attitude at the time).
Their argument often involves variants of the Mu'tazili theory that the Qur'an is created by God for the particular circumstances of the early Muslim community, and reason must be used to apply it to new contexts.
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 Modern Islamic Philosophy Term Papers, Essay Research Paper Help, Essays on Modern Islamic Philosophy
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 Philosophy Links
A kind of Islamic Neo-Platonist, Ibn al Arabi is dense, but worth reading carefully.
Interesting work relating philosophy of religion and cognitive science, marred only by a truly horrendous colour-scheme.
Philosophy of language (I like this woman - she writes in LaTeX and has her papers in gzipped PostScript format, though there are PDF versions for the proles as well).
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 Modern Islamic philosophy Summary
As is the case with a number of other Islamic discourses, it can be hard to locate the precise boundary of Islamic modernism.
Modern Islamic philosophy revives some of the trends of medieval Islamic philosophy, notably the tension between Mutazilite and Asharite view of ethics in science and law, and the duty of Muslims and role of Islam in the sociology of knowledge and in for...
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 University of Dallas - Philosophy Department Faculty
An Islamic Philosophy of Virtuous Religions: Introducing Alfarabi.
Co-editor and reviser with Joseph Macfarland of Medieval Political Philosophy: A Sourcebook, Cornell University Press.
Joshua Parens, "Alfarabi on Jihad," chapter 4 in An Islamic Philosophy of Virtuous Religions (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2006), pp.
www.udallas.edu /philosophy/faculty.cfm?ID=62   (168 words)

 Department of Philosophy: People
History of logic, medieval and modern Islamic philosophy, contemporary African philosophy
German Philosophy, particularly Hermeneutics and Critical Theory, Philosophy of Language, Contemporary Ethics
Philosophy of language, Philosophy of science, American Pragmatism, Kant
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Annual journal of original research on the socio-historical contexts of ideas and ideologies and their relationships to community and state formation, physical environments, human and institutional agency, personal and collective identity and lived experience.
Triannual journal on the importance of cognitive freedom and on the politics, policy and prospects of reintegrating full-spectrum-thinking into a modern society.
Journal on all branches of philosophy: logic, metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, aesthetics, social and political philosophy and the philosophies of religion, science, history, language, mind and education.
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 Eastern Philosophy Course Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
This course aims to provide students with an introduction to the major traditions of Eastern Philosophy.
Session 20 Indian Philosophy in the twentieth century and beyond.
Session 39 An Overview of the history of Islamic Philosophy.
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