Islamic Philosophy of Religion: Essays from Analytic Perspectives

Islamic Philosophy of Religion: Essays from Analytic Perspectives

Islamic Philosophy of Religion: Essays from Analytic Perspectives

Islamic Philosophy of Religion: Essays from Analytic Perspectives

 

Islamic Philosophy of Religion: Essays from Analytic Perspectives

Edited By Mohammad Saleh Zarepour

Publisher: Routledge

Publication Date: December 8, 2023

 

This volume focuses on Islamic philosophy of religion with a range of contributions from analytic perspectives. It opens with methodological discussions on the relationship between the history of Islamic philosophy and contemporary analytic philosophy. The book then offers a philosophical examination of some specific Islamic beliefs as well as some approaches to general beliefs that Islam shares with other religions. The chapters address a variety of topics from the existence and attributes of God through to debates on science and religion. The authors are predominantly scholars from Muslim backgrounds who tackle philosophical issues concerning Islam as their own living religion, representing internal perspectives that have never been vocal in analytic philosophy of religion so far. This is valuable reading for scholars and students of philosophy, theology, and religious studies.

 

Table of Contents

PART I: Methodology

  1. What Can Contemporary Analytic Philosophy Do for the Historians of Islamic Philosophy?
  2. What Can the History of Islamic Philosophy Do for Contemporary Analytic Philosophers?

 

PART II: Existence and Uniqueness of God

  1. Kalām and Cognition
  2. God’s Existence and the Uniqueness Claim

 

PART III: Attributes of God

  1. Divine Power and Divine Knowledge
  2. The Doctrine of Divine Simplicity Considered in Light of Averroes’s Conception of Divine Knowledge

 

PART IV: Miracles

  1. The Metaphysics of Miracles: Avicenna on Natures and Prophetic Powers
  2. Of Miracle of Miracles: An Introduction to the Qur’anic View of Miracle

 

PART V: Faith and Its Obstacles

  1. Faith, Knowledge, and Certainty: An Islamic Philosophy Perspective
  2. Islam and The Problem of Divine Hiddenness
  3. An Analysis of Some Problems of Evil from an Islamic Perspective

 

PART VI: Ethics and Morality

  1. Islamic Philosophers’ Idea of Heaven: A Moral Analysis
  2. Towards Epistemic Justice in Islam

 

PART VII: Science and Religion

  1. Adam, Eve, and Human Evolution: Is There a Conflict?
  2. Islamic Occasionalism within the context of Modern Religion and Science Debate

 

About the Editor

Mohammad Saleh Zarepour is a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests include medieval Islamic philosophy, philosophy of religion, philosophy mathematics, and philosophy of mind.

 

Source: Routledge

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