RELS155 - INTRO TO INDIAN PHILOS

This course is an introduction to philosophy written in the Islamic world. Our primary focus is the classical period of Islamic thought, spanning roughly 800 to 1200 C.E. We begin with the religious and political context of the early Islamic world out of which emerged some of the lasting intellectual concerns and questions of the Islamic tradition. We then study the works of some of the most important thinkers of the classical period, including al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, al-Ghazali, Ibn Rushd, and Ibn-Tufayl. The readings are (for the most part) in chronological order, but each of the authors is treated thematically. Representative topics include: whether the world is eternal; theories of causation; what it is to know something; the distinction between essence and existence; whether philosophy (or science) and religion are in harmony or conflict; animal ethics.
Section 601 - LEC
T 0530PM-0830PM
PATEL, DEVEN
DAVID RITTENHOUSE LAB 3C4