The study of Islamic philosophy has entered a new and exciting phase in the last few years. Both the received canon of Islamic philosophers and the narrative of the course of Islamic philosophy are in the process of being radically questioned and revised. Most twentieth-century Western scholarship on Arabic or Islamic philosophy has focused on the period from the ninth century to the twelfth. It is a measure of the transformation that is currently underway in the field that, unlike other reference works, the Oxford Handbook has striven to give roughly equal weight to every century, from the ninth to the twentieth. The Handbook is also unique in that its 30 chapters are work-centered rather than person- or theme-centered, in particular taking advantage of recent new editions and translations that have renewed interest and debate around the Islamic philosophical canon.The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy gives both the advanced student and active scholar in Islamic philosophy, theology, and intellectual history, a strong sense of what a work in Islamic philosophy looks like and a deep view of the issues, concepts, and arguments that are at stake. Most importantly, it provides an up-to-date portrait of contemporary scholarship on Islamic philosophy.
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TABLE OF CONTENTSContributors1) Cristina D'AnconaThe Theology attributed to Aristotle. Sources, structure, influence2) Emma GannagéThe Rise of Falsafa: Al-Kindi (d.873), On First Philosophy3) Peter AdamsonAbu Bakr al-Razi (d.925), The Spiritual Medicine4) Sarah StroumsaIbn Masarra's (d.931) Third Book5) Damien Janos:Al-Farabi's (d.950) On the One and Oneness: Some Preliminary Remarks on its Structure, Contents, and Theological Implications6) Sidney H. GriffithYahya b. 'Adi (d.974): Kitab Tahdhib al-akhlaq7) Amos BertolacciIbn Sina (d.1037): Metaphysics of the Shifa'8) Khalil AndaniJami' al-hikmatayn, by Nasir-i Khusraw (d. 1088)9) Frank GriffelAl-Ghazali's (d.1111) Incoherence of the Philosophers10) Frank GriffelIsma'ilite Critique of Ibn Sina: Al-Shahrastani's (d.1153) Wrestling-Match with the Philosophers11) Tanelli KukkonenIbn Tufayl (d. 1185): Hayy ibn Yaqzan12) John WalbridgeSuhrawardi's (d.1191) Intimations of the Tablet and the Throne: The Relationship of Illuminationism and the Peripatetic Philosophy13) Catarina BeloAverroes (d.1198), The Decisive Treatise14) Ayman ShihadehFakhr al-Din al-Razi's (d.1210) Commentary on Avicenna's Pointers: The Confluence of Exegesis and Aporetics15) Jon McGinnisNasir al-Din al-Tusi (d. 1274): Shar? al-Ish?r?t16) Tony StreetKatibi (d.1277), Tahtani (d.1365) and the Shamsiyya17) Alnoor DhananiAl-Mawaqif fi 'ilm al-kalam by 'Alud al-din al-lji? (d.1355), and its commentaries18) Sabine SchmidtkeIbn Abi Jumhur al-Ahsai (fl. 1491) and his Kitab Mujli Mir'at al-munji19) Reza PourjavadyJalal al-Din al-Dawani (d. 908/1502), Glosses on 'Ala' al-Din al-Qushji's Commentary on Nasir al-Din al-Tusi's Tajrid al-i'tiqad20) Sajjad RizviMir Damad (d.1631) and al-Qabasat: The Problem of the Eternity of the Cosmos21) Cecile BonmariageMulla Sadra's (d.1635) Divine Witnesses22) Asad Q. AhmedThe Sullam al-'ulum of Muhibb Allah al-Bihari (d.1707)23) Khaled El-RouayhebAhmad al-Mallawi (d. 1767): "Commentary on the versification of the immediate implications of hypothetical propositions"24) J. McGinnis & A.Q. AhmedFadl-i Haqq Khayrabadi's (d.1861) al-Hadiyya al-sa'idiyya25) Fatimeh FenaHajj Mulla Hadi Sabzawari (d.1878) and the Ghurar al-fara'id26) Nazif MuhtarogluAli Sedat Bey's (d.1900) Kavaid-i Tahavvülat fi Harekat-i Zerrat (Principles of Transformation in the Motion of Particles)27) Mustansir MirMuhammad Iqbal (d. 1938): The Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam28) Saleh J. AghaMuhammad Baqir al-Sadr (d.1979) on the Logical Foundations of Induction29) Sajjad Rizvi & Ahab Bdaiwi'Allama Tabatabai (d.1981), Nihayat al-hikma30) Muhammad Ali KhalidiZaki Najib Mahmud (d.1993), Nahwa Falsafa 'Ilmiyya (Towards a Scientific Philosophy)Index