INTRODUZIONE ALLA FILOSOFIA ISLAMICA
(INTRODUCTION TO ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY)
by MASSIMO CAMPANINI
(Department of Philosophy [Chair of Medieval Philosophy] - State University of Milano - Italy)
FIRST PART: FINDING A PARADIGM.
CHAPTER ONE - The History (a short survery of the historical development of Islamic Philosophy from the Mu'tazilites to Ibn Khaldun).
CHAPTER TWO - What is Islamic philosophy? (a critical analysis of the meaning of philosophy in the Arab and Islamic world during the so called Middle Ages).
CHAPTER THREE - The ways of philosophy (a critical analysis of the main overall keys of interpretation of Islamic philosophy).
SECOND PART: THE MOST IMPORTANT ISSUES IN ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY.
CHAPTER ONE - The Unicity of God (a survey of the Islamic theories of tawhid from the Mu'tazilites' negative theology to the neoplatonic God of al-Farabi and Ibn Sina to al- Ghazali's Light of the Lights).
CHAPTER TWO - The structure of universe (the cosmic hierarchical structure in Islamic philosophy).
CHAPTER THREE - The human intellect (theories of Intellect from al-Kindi to Ibn Rushd with special emphasis on the conjunction).
CHAPTER FOUR - Freedom and necessity in God's action (a theoretical insight in the debate between al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd in Tahafut al-falasifa and Tahafut al-tahafut).
CHAPTER FIVE - Ethics and politics (with emphasis on God's justice and on the ideal and perfect state).
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