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PHIL 141 (REL 141) Islamic Philosophy 4 Credits

An introduction to medieval Islamic philosophy. The medieval era was the golden age of Islamic civilization, when science, mathematics, theology, philosophy, logic, jurisprudence, etc., flourished. Islamic scientific and philosophical thoughts were greatly influenced by the Greek intellectual tradition, and the Islamic intellectual tradition influenced European thoughts during the Middle Ages and beyond. Thinkers to be studied include al-Kindi, al-Rizi, al-Farabi, Ibn Sina (Avicenna), al-Ghazali, Ibn Tufayl, and Ibn Rush (Averroes).
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REL 141 (PHIL 141) Medieval Islamic Philosophy 4 Credits

The medieval era was the golden age of Islamic civilization. Science, mathematics, theology, philosophy, logic, jurisprudence, and many other disciplines flourished during that time. Islamic scientific and philosophical thoughts were greatly influenced by the Greek intellectual tradition, and in turn the Islamic intellectual tradition influenced European thoughts during the Middle Ages and beyond. The course is an introduction to medieval Islamic philosophy. There is no indigenous Islamic philosophy other than medieval Islamic philosophy. Reading selections include works by al-Kindī, al-Rāzī, al-Fārābī, Ibn Sīnā (Avicenna), al-Ghazālī, Ibn Ṭufayl, and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). The goal is to attain a thorough understanding of the reading selections instead of covering a large number of treatises.
Attribute/Distribution: HU