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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 international. He lived in Iraq and studied in Baghdad, the place he grew to become connected to the caliphal court docket. in the end he may develop into a massive determine at courtroom: a teach to the caliph's son, and a valuable determine within the translation circulation 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 incorporated not just philosophy but additionally tune, astronomy, arithmetic, and drugs. via deep engagement with Greek culture al-Kindi built unique theories on key concerns within the philosophy of faith, metaphysics, actual technological know-how, and ethics. he's specially 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 harmony and transcendence.

Despite al-Kindi's old and philosophical value no e-book has provided a whole, in-depth examine his concept beforehand. during this obtainable advent to al-Kindi's works, Peter Adamson surveys what's identified of his existence and examines his technique and his perspective in the direction of the Greek culture, in addition to his sophisticated dating with the Muslim highbrow tradition of his day. peculiarly the e-book specializes in explaining and comparing the tips 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 critical and fascinating, educational and approachable. This ebook could be of curiosity to specialists within the box, however it calls for no wisdom of Greek or Arabic, and is usually aimed toward non-experts who're easily drawn to one of many maximum of Islamic philosophers.

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