COURSE SYLLABUS: A History of Islamic Philosophy II

COURSE OUTLINE: A History of Islamic Philosophy II

By Prof.Dr. Mulyadhi Kartanegara


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Degree M.A.
Course Title A History of Islamic Philosophy I
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Level Postgraduate
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Lecturer Prof. Dr. Mulyadhi Kartanegara
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Course Objectives This subject will address the development of Islamic philosophy since Averroes’ demise to the time of Mulla Hadi Sabzawari. This post-Rushdian philosophy is very important to discuss to counter the incorrect perception that Islamic philosophy had come to an end after Ibn Rushd (d. 1196). It will discuss the development of post-Rushdian philosophy from Suhrawardi, the founder of Illuminationism, to Mulla Hadi Sabzawardi (d. 1879), the great Qajar philosopher.
Learning Outcomes The goal of this subject is for students to study various figures and schools in Islamic philosophy of the period.
Course Synopsis (course description)

WEEKLY PLANNER, TOPICS AND READINGS

Week Topics Recommended Readings
1 Orientation; Discusses the importance of discussing post-Rushdian philosophy.
2 Suhrawardi and Illuminationism; Discusses the life and works of Suhrawardi, his illuminationist doctrines on epistemology, ontology and his influences on the later philosophy.
3 Ibn ‘Arabi and his mystical philosophy; Discusses the life and works of Ibn ‘Arabi and Sadr, and his mystical doctrines on wahdat al-wujud and its influences on the later development of both mysticism and philosophy.
4 Sadr al-Din al-Qunawi; Discusses the life and works of Sadr al-Din Qunawi, and his mystical doctrines on wahdat al-wujud and its influences on the later development of both mysticism and philosophy.
5 Fakhr al-Din al-Razi; Discusses his life and works, his criticism of peripateticism and the infusion of theology to philosophy.
6 Nasir al-Din Tusi and the Revival of Peripeticism; Discusses the life and works of Tusi, his theological, philosophical and ethical doctrines, and his attempt to revive peripateticism.
7 Qutb al-Din Shirazi  between  Peripateticim and Illuminationism; Discusses his life and works, his philosophical and scientific/astronomical theories, and his synthesis between peripatetic and illuminationist schools.
8 An Attempt for  Synthesis: post-Tusi philosophy to Mir Damad; Discusses the development in Islamic philosophy—from Tusi to Mir Damad, involving some minor philosophers who had tried to synthesize ‘irfani, peripatetic, and illuminationist philosophy
9 Mir Damad and the school of Isfahan; Discusses the life and works of Mir Damad and his school of Isfahan, and also his contemporary philosophers (al-‘Amili and Findiriski)
10 Mulla Shadra and his transcendent philosophy; Discusses the life and works of Mulla Sadra, his philosophical doctrines on existence, essence, trans-substantial movement, and his influence on his followers and later philosophers.
11 Ahmad Ahsa’i and His School; Discusses his life and works, his school of Kirman, his philosophy and his followers.
12 Mulla Hadi Sabzawari the gate of contemporary philosophy; Discusses his life and works, his philosophical doctrines on epistemology, ontology and cosmology, as depicted in his Sharh al-Manzumah, and his influences on the contemporary Islamic philosophy.
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REFERENCES

  1. Fakhry, Majid, A History of Islamic Philosophy. Third Edition, New York: Columbia University Press, 2004
  2. Nasr and Leaman, History of Islamic Philosophy, vol 1 & 2, Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 1996
  3. Corbin, Henry, History of Islamic Philosophy. London & New York: Kegan Paul International & Islamic Publications for the Institute of Isma’ili Studies, 1993.
  4. Corbin, Henry. Celestial World and Spiritual Earth
  5. Rahman, Fazlur. The Philosophy of Mulla Sadra. Albany: State University of New York, 1976
  6. Mulla Sadra, al-Hikmah al-Muta’aliyyah fi al-Asfar al-’Aqliyyah al-Arba’ah. Qum: al-Maktabah al-Mustafa, 1959
  7. Mulla Sadra, the Metaphysics of Mulla Sadra (Kitab al-Masha’ir). Brighamton, USA: Institute of Global Cultural Studies, 1992.

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