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Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdadi's Scientific Philosophy : The Kitab al-Mu`tabar, Hardback Book

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:
  • Category: Islamic & Arabic philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781138640450



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