The Resource God and logic in Islam : the caliphate of reason, John Walbridge

God and logic in Islam : the caliphate of reason, John Walbridge

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God and logic in Islam : the caliphate of reason
Title
God and logic in Islam
Title remainder
the caliphate of reason
Statement of responsibility
John Walbridge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book investigates the central role of reason in Islamic intellectual life. Despite widespread characterization of Islam as a system of belief based only on revelation, John Walbridge argues that rational methods, not fundamentalism, have characterized Islamic law, philosophy and education since the medieval period. His research demonstrates that this medieval Islamic rational tradition was opposed by both modernists and fundamentalists, resulting in a general collapse of traditional Islamic intellectual life and its replacement by more modern but far shallower forms of thought. However, the resources of this Islamic scholarly tradition remain an integral part of the Islamic intellectual tradition and will prove vital to its revival. The future of Islam, Walbridge argues, will be marked by a return to rationalism"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walbridge, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B745.R4
LC item number
W35 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Reason
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Logic
  • Faith and reason
  • Islamische Philosophie
  • Logik
  • Glaube
  • Vernunft
  • Islamische Theologie
  • Islamische Philosophie
  • Logik
  • Glaube
  • Vernunft
  • Islamische Theologie
  • Faith and reason
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Logic
  • Reason
  • Gott
  • Islam
  • Vernunft
  • Islam
  • Logik
  • islamische philosophie logik
Label
God and logic in Islam : the caliphate of reason, John Walbridge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. The formation of the Islamic tradition of reason: 1. The problem of reason in Islam: is Islam a non-rational religion and civilization?; 2. The diversity of reason; 3. Empirical knowledge of the mind of God; 4. The failure of the Fārābian synthesis of religion and philosophy; 5. Mysticism, post-classical Islamic philosophy, and the rise and fall of Islamic science -- Part II. Logic, education, and doubt: 6. Where is Islamic logic?: the triumph of scholastic rationalism in Islamic education; 7. The long afternoon of Islamic logic; 8. The institutionalization of disagreement -- Part III. The fall and the future of Islamic rationalism: 9. The decline and fall of scholastic reason in Islam; 10. A chaos of certitudes: the future of Islamic reason
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 211 p.
Isbn
9780521195348
Lccn
2010031764
Other control number
40018667017
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)644662615
  • (OCoLC)ocn644662615
Label
God and logic in Islam : the caliphate of reason, John Walbridge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-202) and index
Contents
1. Introduction -- Part I. The formation of the Islamic tradition of reason: 1. The problem of reason in Islam: is Islam a non-rational religion and civilization?; 2. The diversity of reason; 3. Empirical knowledge of the mind of God; 4. The failure of the Fārābian synthesis of religion and philosophy; 5. Mysticism, post-classical Islamic philosophy, and the rise and fall of Islamic science -- Part II. Logic, education, and doubt: 6. Where is Islamic logic?: the triumph of scholastic rationalism in Islamic education; 7. The long afternoon of Islamic logic; 8. The institutionalization of disagreement -- Part III. The fall and the future of Islamic rationalism: 9. The decline and fall of scholastic reason in Islam; 10. A chaos of certitudes: the future of Islamic reason
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvi, 211 p.
Isbn
9780521195348
Lccn
2010031764
Other control number
40018667017
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)644662615
  • (OCoLC)ocn644662615

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