Arabic Thought and Its Place in History & The Philosophy of Alfarabi And Its Influence on Medieval Thought

Arabic Thought and Its Place in History The Philosophy of Alfarabi And Its Influence on Medieval Thought Arabic Thought and Its Place in Historyby De Lacy O LearyThe transmission of ancient Greek philosophy to the forerunners of the Renaissance was through the Islamic world This book details each of the

  • Title: Arabic Thought and Its Place in History & The Philosophy of Alfarabi And Its Influence on Medieval Thought
  • Author: T.J. De Boer De Lacy O'Leary
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  • Page: 179
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  • Arabic Thought and Its Place in Historyby De Lacy O LearyThe transmission of ancient Greek philosophy to the forerunners of the Renaissance was through the Islamic world This book details each of the steps along that path, identifying the Syriac writers of the late classical period as introducing Hellenic philosophy into the Middle East The book details the growth of IslArabic Thought and Its Place in Historyby De Lacy O LearyThe transmission of ancient Greek philosophy to the forerunners of the Renaissance was through the Islamic world This book details each of the steps along that path, identifying the Syriac writers of the late classical period as introducing Hellenic philosophy into the Middle East The book details the growth of Islam, including the major branches such as the Shia, Sunni, and Sufi, and many minor as well, and their relation to the schools of Islamic philosophy From the Baghdad of the Arabian Nights, we pass to Islamic Spain, where Arabic philosophy was increased by both Muslim and Jewish scholars Finally, we see how Plato and Aristotle were re introduced into Europe through Christian scholars, and became one of the precursors of the Italian Renaissance The equivalent of a college level course on the history of Islamic thought, this book is essential background reading if you want to understand this topic.The Philosophy of Alfarabi And Its Influence on Medieval ThoughtBy Rev Robert HammondThe purpose of this book is to present, in as brief and systematic a way, the whole philosophy of Alfarabi and the influence it exerted on Medieval Thought My efforts in this field were prompted by a sincere desire to render service to philosophy and to those who are fond of philosophy Therefore, in outlining Alfarabi s Philosophy I shall bring out, as far as possible, the elements it has in common with ism.My efforts will have been amply rewarded if the study of this book enables the reader to find through its pages two facts first, that Alfarabi was well acquainted with Greek philosophy so well acquainted, in fact, that he was able, through diligent study, to perfect some of its old theories and work out new ones Second, that the Schoolmen borrowed from him a great amount of material which hitherto has been regarded by many as a product of their speculation, while in reality it is not In all justice to Alfarabi and other Arabian thinkers, we should candidly admit that Christian philosophy owes a great deal to them.It is good for the reader to know that in writing this book, I used the Arabic works of Alfarabi I read them with care, and when anything attracted my attention, I tried to examine it closely Robert Hammond

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