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PHIL 487 Directed Reading

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Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PHIL 487 001Directed Studies2 Tue Thu15:3017:00

Philosophical inquiry in the Islamic world produced some of the most rigorous proofs for God's existence, inspired some of the strongest arguments for and against the philosophical discipline, and generated numerous discourses on ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, language, and politics. Throughout the course of this discussion-based seminar, we will delve into some of the more prominent medieval and modern Islamic philosophers, including the likes of Ibn Sina (Latinized: Avicenna), al-Ghazali, and Ibn Rushd (Averroes). It is through the eyes of these and other scholars that we will explore the multifaceted relationship between Islam and philosophical reasoning, while establishing a basic understanding of the philosophical tradition within the Islamic world.