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Routledge Studies in Islamic Philosophy

About the Series

The Series is devoted to the publication of scholarly books in all areas of Islamic philosophy. We regard the discipline as part of the general philosophical environment and seek to include books on a wide variety of different approaches to Islamic philosophy.

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Miskawayh's Tahḏīb al-aḫlāq Happiness, Justice and Friendship

Miskawayh's Tahḏīb al-aḫlāq: Happiness, Justice and Friendship

1st Edition

By Ufuk Topkara
June 15, 2022

This book engages with the work of Miskawayh, a formative Islamic Philosopher in the 11th century, who is acknowledged as the founder of Islamic Moral Philosophy. Miskawayh’s The Refinement of Character (Tahḏīb al-Aḫlāq) draws from both ancient Greek philosophical tradition and Islamic thought, ...

Analytic Philosophy and Avicenna Knowing the Unknown

Analytic Philosophy and Avicenna: Knowing the Unknown

1st Edition

By Mohammad Azadpur
May 01, 2022

This work engages in a constructive, yet subtle, dialogue with the nuanced accounts of sensory intentionality and empirical knowledge offered by the Islamic philosopher Avicenna. This discourse has two main objectives: (1) providing an interpretation of Avicenna’s epistemology that avoids reading ...

The Crisis of Muslim Religious Discourse The Necessary Shift from Plato to Kant

The Crisis of Muslim Religious Discourse: The Necessary Shift from Plato to Kant

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By Lahouari Addi
December 31, 2021

Showing that Muslim societies are facing a crisis that is more cultural than religious, this book focuses on cultural representations through which social life is experienced in the Muslim world. It brings a new theoretical framework to address the secularization process that is underway and the ...

Philosophical Sufism An Introduction to the School of Ibn al-'Arabi

Philosophical Sufism: An Introduction to the School of Ibn al-'Arabi

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By Mukhtar H. Ali
July 29, 2021

Analyzing the intersection between Sufism and philosophy, this volume is a sweeping examination of the mystical philosophy of Muḥyī-l-Dīn Ibn al-ʿArabī (d. 637/1240), one of the most influential and original thinkers of the Islamic world. This book systematically covers Ibn al-ʿArabī’s ontology, ...

Knowledge and Beauty in Classical Islam An Aesthetic Reading of the Muqaddima by Ibn Khaldūn

Knowledge and Beauty in Classical Islam: An Aesthetic Reading of the Muqaddima by Ibn Khaldūn

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By Giovanna Lelli
October 19, 2020

This volume offers an aesthetic reading of the Muqaddima by Ibn Khaldūn (d. 1406), a text that has been studied up to the present as a work on historiography. It argues that the Muqaddima is also a comprehensive treatise on classical Arab-Islamic culture and provides a picture of classical ...

The Political Philosophy of Mullā Ṣadrā

The Political Philosophy of Mullā Ṣadrā

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By Seyyed Khalil Toussi
March 09, 2020

Providing a comprehensive and widely accessible investigation into Mullā Ṣadrā’s works, this book establishes his political philosophy and instigates a dialogue on the relevance of Ṣadrā’s philosophy to present day challenges. Investigating Ṣadrā’s primary sources, the book reveals that his ...

The Philosophy of Religion in Post-Revolutionary Iran The Epistemological Turn in Islamic Reform Discourse

The Philosophy of Religion in Post-Revolutionary Iran: The Epistemological Turn in Islamic Reform Discourse

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By Heydar Shadi
November 26, 2018

This book explores the intellectual discourse in post-revolutionary Iran. It focuses on Abdolkarim Soroush, a leading Muslim liberal thinker, whose theory of religion is regarded as highly relevant to the current theological and intellectual dynamics in the Islamic world. The Philosophy of ...

Al-Ghazali and the Divine

Al-Ghazali and the Divine

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By Massimo Campanini
September 10, 2018

This book examines the philosophy of al-Ghazali, analysing his conception of God within Islamic theology. Seeking to contribute to the greater understanding of Muslim thought, it analyses his ‘orthodox’ theory, based on the notion that the spiritual struggle (jihad) and philosophical enquiry are ...

Becoming a Genuine Muslim Kierkegaard and Muhammad Iqbal

Becoming a Genuine Muslim: Kierkegaard and Muhammad Iqbal

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By Sevcan Ozturk
June 04, 2018

Despite the apparent lack of any cultural and religious connection between Kierkegaard and Iqbal, their philosophical and religious concerns and their methods of dealing with these concerns show certain parallels. This book provides a Kierkegaardian reading of Muhammad Iqbal’s idea of becoming a ...

Avicenna's Al-Shifā' Oriental Philosophy

Avicenna's Al-Shifā': Oriental Philosophy

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By Sari Nusseibeh
March 26, 2018

This book deals with the philosophy of Ibn Sina - Avicenna as he was known in the Latin West- a Persian Muslim who lived in the eleventh century, considered one of the most important figures in the history of philosophy. Although much has been written about Avicenna, and especially about his ...

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