PHIL529 - MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY: Major Works of Arabic Philosophy in New English
Major Works of Arabic Philosophy in New English Translation: A critical discussion of classics of Arabic Philosophy, with particular attention to Ibn Sina (Avicenna) and to Al-Ghazali and Ibn Rushd (Averroes) on "The Incoherence of the Philosophers", and, others as well, on the relation of faith and reason, necessity in being and abstractive intellect. The texts are newly translated into English by Jon McGinnis and David Reisman (Hackett Publishing Company). Students will take part in weekly discussions and presentations and write a term paper on an additional major work of Arabic-Islamic philosophy. Students from History, Religious Studies, Near Eastern Studies and Classics are warmly welcomed.