What is Islamic Philosophy?

2014.07.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roy Jackson, What is Islamic Philosophy?, Routledge, 2014, 190pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415632034. Reviewed by Peter
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2014.07.39 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Roy Jackson, What is Islamic Philosophy?, Routledge, 2014, 190pp., $32.95 (pbk), ISBN 9780415632034. Reviewed by Peter Adamson, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München The study of philosophy in the Islamic world has become a vibrant and sophisticated field over recent decades. There has been increasingly penetrating analysis of such familiar and pivotal formative figures as Avicenna and Averroes. Scholars have also pointed towards a vast tradition of unexplored texts from the post-formative period (the 12th century onwards). Thus, despite the existence of several introductory books on the topic,[1] one can certainly justify the writing of more up-to-date introductions that convey the philosophical depth and full historical breadth of Islamic philosophy. The book under review here, unfortunately, contributes very little on either score. It does have one distinctive and welcome feature: unlike other. . .

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