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  • Paperback: 472 pages
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press; 3rd Revised edition edition (12 Nov. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0231132212
  • ISBN-13: 978-0231132213
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 15.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 69,859 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fakhry's scholarship is meticulous, and his style, even when handling the most complex ideas, remains simple and straightforward. American Journal of Islamic Sciences

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Majid Fakhry is professor emeritus of philosophy at the American University of Beirut and adjunct professor at Georgetown University. He is the author of several books, including Averroes: His Life, Works, and Influence; Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Mysticism; Ethical Theories in Islam; Al-Farabi, Founder of Islamic Neoplatonism; and Philosophy, Dogma, and the Impact of Greek Thought on Islam, in addition to fifteen titles in Arabic. He has recently published a translation of the Qur'an entitled An Interpretation of the Qur'an: A Bilingual Edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By gnostic on 26 Nov. 2008
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I found this a good, simple book on Islamic Philosophy. Better than other books that I read on the subject. The author has a lucid style and makes things simple and I must agree with the above point that details do get a bit heavy but its truly worth the purchase or at least a read.
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I agree with "Customer" 11 Jan. 2008
By M. Lynx Qualey - Published on Amazon.com
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Although I do think that Fakhry gets a little out of hand with his "always" and "never" and "the last Islamic philosopher to X" statements, it is generally a sober and well conceived introduction to Islamic philosophy, if not very spicily written.
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