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Neoplatonism and Islamic Thought International Society for Neoplatonic Studies (Studies in Neoplatonism) by Parviz Morewedge

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Published by State University of New York Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Ancient Western philosophy to c 500,
  • Islamic & Arabic philosophy,
  • Philosophy,
  • Eastern,
  • Neoplatonism,
  • Greek influences,
  • Philosophy, Islamic,
  • Eastern - General

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages267
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7801375M
ISBN 100791413365
ISBN 109780791413364

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Summary This book explores, through their Neoplatonism, the philosophies of four cultures: North African, Moorish Spanish, Greek, and Islamic. Originating in North Africa, Neoplatonism became the framework for philosophical reflection in these diverse cultural settings. The term neoplatonism implies that Plotinus’ interpretation of Plato was so distinct from those of his predecessors that it should be thought to introduce a new period in the history of Platonism. Some contemporary scholars, however, have taken issue with this assumption and have doubted that neoplatonism constitutes a useful label. Neoplatonism and Islamic Thought, And: Neoplatonism and Gnosticism, And: Neoplatonism and Jewish Thought. Lucas Siorvanes - - Journal of Cited by: While this book has become the de-facto introduction to Neoplatonism it's really not well suited for that role. It doesn't help that there's little original sourcematerial available, that the thoughts of Neoplatonists are complex, and that they weren't reluctant to contradict themselves/5(8).

  He is renowned for blending a number of philosophical traditions, including Neoplatonism, with Ismaili religious tradition. This book provides an analysis of al-Kirmānī’s thought and sheds new Author: Mikhaly Solomonidis. Islamic Neoplatonism developed in a milieu already saturated with the thought of Plotinus and Aristotle. The former studied in Alexandria, and the Alexandrine philosophical syllabus included such figures as Porphyry of Tyre and Proclus. Neoplatonism had an enduring influence on the subsequent history of philosophy. In the Middle Ages, neoplatonic ideas were studied and discussed by Muslim, Christian, and Jewish thinkers. In the Islamic cultural sphere, neoplatonic texts were available in Arabic translations, and notable thinkers such as al-Farabi.   During the Middle Ages, the Platonic tradition survived in three distinct traditions: the European tradition, the Byzantine tradition, and the Islamic tradition. In Europe, Neo-Platonism never really died out because it formed the philosophical heart of the thought of Augustine and Boethius.

ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: x, pages ; 23 cm. Contents: Preface / R. Baine Harris --Introduction / Parviz Morewedge context of Islamic Neoplatonism --A Critical Analysis of the Structure of the Kalam fi mahd al-khair (Liber de causis) / Richard C. Taylor --The Relevance of Avicennian Neoplatonism . Books shelved as neoplatonism: The Enneads by Plotinus, Theurgy and the Soul: The Neoplatonism of Iamblichus by Gregory Shaw, The Heart of Plotinus: The Missing: Islamic Thought. Neoplatonism is a relatively modern term that mid-nineteenth century scholars created to distinguish the ideas of later Greek and Roman Platonists from those of Plato himself. Plotinus (ca. – CE) is considered the first main proponent of Neoplatonism. His intent was to use Plato’s thought as an intellectual basis for a rationalFile Size: KB. This book explores, through their Neoplatonism, the philosophies of four cultures: North African, Moorish Spanish, Greek, and Islamic. Originating in North Africa, Neoplatonism became the framework for philosophical reflection in these diverse cultural settings.