Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10th Centuries

Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th - 10th Centuries is a comprehensive and unprecedented reference work devoted to the history of philosophy in the realms of Islam in its formative period: from its beginnings in the eighth century up to the tenth century AD. Both major and minor figures are covered, giving details of biography and doctrine, as well as detailed lists and summaries of each author’s works. It covers the period when philosophy began to blossom thanks to the translation of Greek scientific works into Arabic and the emergence of autochthonous intellectual traditions within Islam. Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th - 10th Centuries is of unparalleled significance to anyone doing serious research on philosophy in the Islamic world: a unique source for both for specialists and graduate students. Philosophy in the Islamic World is also available in print, starting with Volume 1 (the eighth to tenth centuries) as the first part of a projected 4 Volume-set. This is the English version of the relevant volume of the Ueberweg, the most authoritative German reference work on the history of philosophy ( Philosophie in der Islamischen Welt Band I: 8.–10. Jahrhundert., Basel: Schwabe, 2012).

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Biographical Note

Ulrich Rudolph is Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Zürich. His primary areas of interest are the history of philosophy in the Islamic world and Islamic theology. He has published numerous monographs and articles in these fields, including Die Doxographie des Pseudo-Ammonios, Occasionalismus: Theorien der Kausalität im arabischen-islamischen und im lateinischen Denken (co-authored with Dominik Perler) and Al-Māturīdī und die sunnitische Theologie in Samarkand, the latter being translated into several languages. He is the editor of the German original of the work published here in English, entitled Philosophie in der islamischen Welt: 8.-10. Jahrhundert. Rotraud Hansberger (D.Phil. in Oriental Studies, University of Oxford) is Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy, LMU Munich. Her main areas of research are the Graeco-Arabic transmission and medieval Arabic philosophy, with a particular focus on philosophical psychology. Peter Adamson is Professor of Late Antique and Islamic Philosophy at LMU Munich. His primary areas of interest are in late ancient philosophy and Arabic philosophy. He has written monographs on the Arabic version of Plotinus, the so-called “Theology of Aristotle,” and on al-Kindi. He has devoted articles to many figures of the Greek and Arabic traditions, and edited and co-edited numerous books, including The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy, and Interpreting Avicenna: Critical Essaysfor Cambridge University Press. He is also the author of the book series A History of Philosophy Without Any Gaps, with Oxford University Press. Contributors: Peter Adamson, Hans Hinrich Biesterfeldt, Hans Daiber, Daniel De Smet, Gerhard Endress, Cleophea Ferrari, Dimitri Gutas, Paraskevi Kotzia, Eva Orthmann, Ulrich Rudolph, Elvira Wakelnig