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Muslim neoplatonists an introduction to the thought of the Brethren of Purity : Ikhwān al-Ṣafā" by Ian Richard Netton

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Published by Edinburgh University Press in Edinburgh .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Philosophy,
  • Islam and philosophy

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Edition Notes

StatementIan Richard Netton
SeriesIslamic surveys -- 19, Islamic surveys -- 19
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 146 p.
Number of Pages146
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16702499M
ISBN 100748602518
LC Control Number91004118

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Neoplatonism is a strand of Platonic philosophy that emerged in the third century AD against the background of Hellenistic philosophy and religion. The term does not encapsulate a set of ideas as much as it encapsulates a chain of thinkers which began with Ammonius Saccas and his student Plotinus (c. /5 – AD) and which stretches to the sixth century AD. Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats Summary: An introduction to the writings and thought of the Brethren of Purity ("Ikhwan al-Safa"), the 11th-century group of Arab thinkers from Basra in Southern Iraq - as well-known in some parts of the Arab world as Newton, Hegel and Marx are in the West. Get this from a library! Muslim neoplatonists: an introduction to the thought of the Brethren of Purity, Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ. [Ian Richard Netton; Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʼ.]. Islamic Neoplatonism stressed one aspect of the Qur'anic God, the transcendent, and ignored another, the creative. For the Neoplatonists, all things emanated from the deity. Islamic philosophers were imbued to a greater or lesser degree with either Aristotelianism or Neoplatonism or, as was often the case, with both.

This stimulating book covers all area of the twelfth century Muslim philosopher's life from his transmission of Aristotelian thought to the Western world, to his conflict with the Ash'arite theologians. User Review - Flag as inappropriate. i like this book. Contents. Life and works. 1: Averroes and the Muslim Neoplatonists. 5: The Reviews: 1. Muslim Neoplatonists: An Introduction to the Thought of the Brethren of Purity / Edition 1. Aristotle and the Neoplatonists. Ian Netton traces the influences of Judaism and Christianity, and controversially this book argues that the Brethren of Purity did not belong to the Ismaili branch of Islam as is generally : $ The tenth or eleventh century group of the Brethren of Purity (Ikhwan al Safa) are as well known in the Arab world as Darwin, Marx and Freud in the west. Designed as an introduction to their ideas, this book concentrates on the Brethren's writings, analyzing the impact on them of thinkers such as Pythagoras, Plato, Aristotle and the Neoplatonists.   [PDF Download] Muslim Neoplatonists: An Introduction to the Thought of the Brethren of Purity.