A short history of Islamic philosophy

Title: A short history of Islamic philosophy

Author: Leaman, Oliver

Publisher: Polity Press, Cambridge

Date: 1999

Excerpt: Pages 1-12

ISBN: 0-7456-1960-6

The introduction to this book by Oliver Leaman is entitled ‘A brief introduction to Islamic philosophy’. This short piece would give older students some insight into how and why Islamic philosophy developed, and the influence that the ancient Greeks had over this development. Interested students may wish to follow up by reading more of the book.

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