EP.50-Philosophy and Religion between al-Kindi and al-Razi

July 9th, 2015

This episode highlights two perspectives in early philosophy within Muslim contexts. Al-Kindi (d. 860s) viewed philosophy and religion as compatible and important whereas al-Razi (d.925) was skeptical of revelation and prophets. 


Sources and further readings:

A History of Islamic Philosophy           by Majid Fakhry
Islamic Philosophy A-Z                          by Peter S. Groff
Islamic Philosophy: an Introduction   by Oliver Leaman
The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy   Edited by P. Adamson/R.C. Taylor
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Ep.51-Al-Farabi and his Philosophy

July 28th, 2015

Al-Farabi (d.950) was one of the most important philosophers of the world of early Islam. This episode briefly introduces part of his contribution to metaphysics and political philosophy. 


Sources and further readings:

A History of Islamic Philosophy           by Majid Fakhry
Islamic Philosophy A-Z                          by Peter S. Groff
Islamic Philosophy: an Introduction   by Oliver Leaman
The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy   Edited by P. Adamson/R.C. Taylor
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