45.373 Arabic and Islamic Philosophy

Arabic and Islamic Philosophy

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 36790
Status Active

An introductory survey of selected philosophical topics and figures in the Arabic-speaking world, focusing on the development of classical Arabic philosophy (falsafa) through its proponents and critics from al-Kindi (9th century) to Averroes (12th century). The course can also include speculative theology (kalam), mystical philosophy (Sufism), later developments, and contemporary issues.