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Publisher Comments:

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.

Topics covered include:

  • ethical issues such as just war, abortion, women’s rights, homosexuality and cloning
  • questions in political philosophy regarding what kind of Islamic state could exist and how democratic can (or should) Islam really be
  • the contribution of Islam to ‘big questions’ such as the existence of God, the concept of the soul, and what constitutes truth.

This fresh and original book includes a helpful glossary and suggestions for further reading. It is ideal for students coming to the subject for the first time as well as anyone wanting to learn about the philosophical tradition and dilemmas that are part of the Islamic worldview.

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ISBN:
9780415632034
Author:
Jackson, Roy
Publisher:
Routledge
Subject:
Religion : Islam - History
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English

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Humanities » Philosophy » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Eastern Religions » Philosophy General
Religion » Islam » History
Religion » Islam » Law
Religion » Islam » Theology

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