UA-35580571-1 2015 June

EP.49-Philosophy in Early Islamic Contexts

June 12th, 2015

This episode discusses the interaction with Greek philosophy in the early Islamic period. We encounter Plotinus, Neoplatonism, and the important Christian translators of Greek knowledge to Arabic which opened the door to the rise of major Muslim philosophers in later times.  

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