Upon successful completion of the class the students are able to:
-identify the embodiment of Islamic theology and philosophy with previous and later cultures,
-conceptualise the ways in which classical and late antiquity were perceived,
-analyse the emergence of theology within Muslim worldviews and the development of Islam and science.
-enlist the philosophers of "Mashriq" and "Magrib"
-explain several philosophic and religious notions of the primitive islamic period
Course Content (Syllabus)
The history of the transmission of Greek letters to the Arab-Islamic world and their influence on the spiritual fruitfulness of the "Arab-Islamic culture" (8th - 13th century) is examined. The first part examines the history of the transfer of Greek letters in the Arabic tradition and the creation of Arabic sciences; the second teaches the history of the transmission of Greek letters and Aristotle to the Arab-Islamic tradition, while the third part examines Greek-Arabic literature and pseudo-aristotelian literature. The subject of the last section deals with the utilization of Aristotelian philosophy and Greek thought by the Arabs, the creation of Arab-Islamic Aristotelianism, the genesis of Islamic philosophy, its institutions and the transfer of Arab Aristotelianism to European thought, mainly through Albert the Great and of Thomas Aquinas.
Aristotle, Greek letters, Syrian, Arabic and Islamic tradition, falsafa