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Mar 04, 2024
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PHL 328 - Arab and Islamic Philosophy
This course is an introduction to some of the key figures, seminal texts, and main themes of Is-lamic philosophy in the classical period. The authors include al-Razi, al-Farabi, Ibn Sina (Avi-cenna), al-Ghazali, Ibn Tufayl, Ibn Maymun (Maimonides) and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). Among the questions to be discussed are the following: What is the nature of the good life? What is the best form of government? Can we know anything at all? Is knowledge gained through rational thought or through mystical apprehension? What is the relation between reason and faith? How is the soul related to the body? What is the nature of prophecy? Can miracles occur? What are the limits, if any, of God’s power? [3-0, 3 cr.]
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

Communication, Arts& Languages Department

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