The Political Aspects of Islamic Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Muhsin S. Mahdi

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This volume consists of nine essays on the political teaching of such Muslim philosophers as al-Kindi and al-Razi, as well as the more familiar al-Farabi, Avicenna, Ibn Bajjah, Ibn Tufayl, and Averroes. It makes a contribution to the study of Islamic philosophy, which has thus far emphasized the metaphysical and illuminationist doctrines of Islamic, and especially Iranian, philosophy. Muhsin Mahdi's exploration of how political questions are addressed by the philosophical tradition is perhaps his most important contribution ...

The Political Aspects of Islamic Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Muhsin S. Mahdi 1992, Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780932885074

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