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Greek Sources in Arabic and Islamic Philosophy

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[Revised entry by Cristina D'Ancona on November 28, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] To some extent, scholars disagree about the role of the Greek sources in Arabic and Islamic philosophy (henceforth falsafa, the Arabic loan word for pilosopίa).[1] While acknowledging the existence of a Greek heritage, those who consider the Qur'an and the Islamic tradition as the main source of inspiration for...

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