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Course Description

In the early medieval period, as Christian Europe lost interest in pagan philosophers, scholars in the Islamic world started studying them. Baghdad, Bukhara, and Alexandria became new centers of enlightenment. Translations of Greek philosophy were studied, commented on, and expanded upon in the Islamic world from the ninth through the thirteenth centuries. Arabic versions of Greek and Hellenistic philosophers' works as well as original works by al-Kindi, al-Razi, al-Farabi, and Ibn-Sina provided the bridge from antiquity to late medieval scholastic philosophy. Muslim, Jewish, and Christian scholars in the Eastern lands under Islamic rule made significant contributions to philosophic sciences and medicine. In this course, we will review the development of Islamic philosophy; its Aristotelian, Platonic, and Neoplatonic origins; and its influence on European thought.   Lecture (plus Questions) Viewing Videos
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Section Title
Philosophy in Islamic World/East: House of Wisdom to al-Ghazali
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Classroom
Days
T
Time
1:30PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Oct 08, 2019 to Nov 19, 2019
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
9.0
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