COURSE OUTLINE: A History of Islamic Philosophy I
by Prof.Dr.Mulyahdi Kartanegara, MA
|Course Title||A History of Islamic Philosophy I|
|Method of Evaluation|
|Lecturer||Prof. Dr. Mulyadhi Kartanegara|
|Course Objectives||This subject will trace back the influence of of pre-Islamic philosophy, especially that of Greek and Indian, and discuss the formation of Islamic philosophy, its early development (al-Kindi and his disciples), and its further development from al-Farabi, through Ibn Sina, al-Ghazali and will end with Ibn Rushd (d. 1196).|
|Learning Outcomes||The goal of this subject is for students to know and understand the influences of pre-Islamic philosophies and to be able to follow the development of Islamic philosophy, from its formative period to the time of Ibn Rushd, the last great Muslim peripatetic.|
|Course Synopsis (course description)|
WEEKLY PLANNER, TOPICS AND READINGS
|Orientation; Introduces in general the whole topics that will be discussed in the meetings to come|
|Philosophy before Islam; Discusses pre-Islamic philosophies—pre-Socratic, Plato, Aristotle, Plotinus (Neo-Platonism)|
|Early Development of Islamic Philosophy; Discusses the rise of Islamic theology, the search for manuscripts, translation movement of scientific and philosophical works|
|Al-Kindi, the First Muslim Philosopher; Discusses the biography and works of al-Kindi, and his epistemological, ontological and ethical doctrines.|
|Al-Farabi; Discusses his life and works, also his views on logic, metaphysics, including his emanation theory, and political theory.|
|Ikhwan al-Shafa’; Discusses their view on philosophy, science and religion, and their cosmological, logical, ethical, physical and psychological doctrines.|
|Miskawayh; Discusses his life and works, his views on history, and metaphysics, especially on his ethical teachings.|
|Ibn Sina; Discusses his life and works, his views on God including the arguments for His existence, cosmos and human beings, and his psychology and eschatology.|
|Al-Ghazali; Discusses his life and works, his view on the kalam, mysticism, especially his criticism of philosophy.|
|10||Ibn Bajjah and Ibn Tufayl|
|Ibn Rushd; Discusses his life and works, his view on the relation between philosophy and religion, on scientific and philosophical methods and his criticism on Ghazali.|
|Transmission of Islamic philosophy to the Western world|
|Proposed Start Date (Semester)|
|Batch of Students to be Affected|
- Fakhry, Majid, A History of Islamic Philosophy. Third Edition, New York: Columbia University Press, 2004.
- Nasr and Leaman, History of Islamic Philosophy, vol 1 & 2, Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1996.
- Netto, Ian Richard, Allah Transcendent: Studies in the Structure and Semiotic of Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Cosmology. Richmont, Surrey: Curzon Press, 1994.
- Rowson, Everett K. A Muslim Philosopher on the Soul and its fate: al-‘Amiri’s Kitab al-Amad ‘ala al-Abad. New Haven: Connecticut, 1988.
- al-Farabi, Ara’ Ahl al-Madinah al-Fadilah
- Ibn Sina, al-Syifa’
- Ibn Sina, Kitab al-Najat
- Ghazali, Tahafut al-Falasifah
- Ibn Rushd, Tahafut al-Tahafut
- Ibn Rushd, Fasl Maqal