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

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

Part of the Routledge Jewish Studies Series series


Abu'l-Barakat is a renowned philosopher of the Arabic-Jewish milieu who composed in his magnum opus the Kitab al-Mu`tabar, a comprehensive metaphysics which challenged the accepted notions of the traditional metaphysical philosophy. `Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdadi's Metaphysical Philosophy' examines the novel philosophical conceptions of the first book of the Metaphysics of the Kitab al-Mu`tabar.

The aim is to present a developed conception of Abu'l-Barakat's systematic metaphysics.

This is accomplished by following the order of topics discussed, while translating the relevant passages.

These different topics comprise stages of cognition that move from an analysis of time, creation and causality to the conception of a higher spiritual realm of mental entities and a conception of God as the First Knower and Teacher.

The epistemological and ontological conceptions are analyzed at each culminating stage. `Abu'l-Barakat al-Baghdadi's Metaphysical Philosophy' analyzes vast portions of the metaphysical study for the first time.

The book will thus be a valuable resource for all those seeking an original and broad metaphysics, and for students and scholars of Jewish and Islamic Philosophy.

Furthermore, it is of importance for those seeking a metaphysics related to scientific theories and those interested in the history of science and metaphysics.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 388 pages, 2 Line drawings, black and white; 4 Tables, black and white; 2 Illustrations, black and w
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: Islamic & Arabic philosophy
  • ISBN: 9781138640498



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