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By Peter Adamson

ISBN-10: 0195181425

ISBN-13: 9780195181425

ISBN-10: 0195181433

ISBN-13: 9780195181432

Al-Kindi was once the 1st thinker of the Islamic global. He lived in Iraq and studied in Baghdad, the place he turned connected to the caliphal court docket. sooner or later he may develop into an enormous determine at court docket: a teach to the caliph's son, and a primary determine within the translation flow of the 9th century, which rendered a lot of Greek philosophy, technological know-how, and medication into Arabic. Al-Kindi's wide-ranging highbrow pursuits integrated not just philosophy but in addition track, astronomy, arithmetic, and medication. via deep engagement with Greek culture al-Kindi constructed unique theories on key matters within the philosophy of faith, metaphysics, actual technology, and ethics. he's particularly recognized for his arguments opposed to the world's eternity, and his leading edge use of Greek principles to discover the assumption of God's cohesion and transcendence.

Despite al-Kindi's ancient and philosophical value no e-book has awarded a whole, in-depth examine his idea before. during this available advent to al-Kindi's works, Peter Adamson surveys what's recognized of his existence and examines his strategy and his angle in the direction of the Greek culture, in addition to his sophisticated courting with the Muslim highbrow tradition of his day. especially the publication makes a speciality of explaining and comparing the information present in al-Kindi's wide-ranging philosophical corpus, together with works dedicated to technology and arithmetic. all through, Adamson writes in language that's either severe and fascinating, educational and approachable. This publication should be of curiosity to specialists within the box, however it calls for no wisdom of Greek or Arabic, and is additionally geared toward non-experts who're easily attracted to one of many maximum of Islamic philosophers.

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