Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdadi's Scientific Philosophy : The Kitab al-Mu`tabar Hardback
Part of the Routledge Jewish Studies Series series
Abu'l-Barakat is often considered one of the most comprehensive philosophers of the Arabic-Jewish milieu in the medieval age.
His extensive and unique philosophical theories, especially his theories in the particular sciences, were seen as a major challenge for the traditional conceptions of the Aristotelian school of thought during and after this period. `Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdadi's Scientific Philosophy' explores the core material of Abu'l-Barakat's scientific studies, found in his magnum opus the Kitab al-Mu`tabar.
The book then locates these scientific theories within Abu'l-Barakat's philosophy more widely.
Whilst providing a comprehensive critique of ancient philosophy, including the work of Aristotle, certain affinities between Abu'l-Barakat's work and that of more modern scientific conceptions are also examined. Containing vast amounts of previously untranslated text, `Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdadi's Scientific Philosophy' sheds new light on the philosopher's scientific theories, particularly with regards to his logical conceptions.
For this reason, the book will be a valuable resource for students and scholars of Jewish and Islamic Philosophy, whilst the scientific material will appeal to those studying the history of science.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 368 pages, 3 Line drawings, black and white; 3 Tables, black and white; 3 Illustrations, black and w
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/09/2016
- Category: Islamic & Arabic philosophy
- ISBN: 9781138640450