Books of Definition in Islamic Philosophy: The Limits of Words by Kiki Kennedy-Day
English | Dec. 30, 2002 | ISBN: 0700717234 | 216 Pages | PDF | 1 MB
Islamic Philosophy has unusual origins. Originally a hybrid of Greek philosophy and early Islamic theology, its technical language consisted of a number of words translated from the Greek. This book studies how Islamic philosophers of the ninth century AD, such as al-Kindi, al-Farabi and Ibn Sina, developed an indigenous set of terms and concepts. Their Books of Definition influenced the revision of the Arabic language to incorporate these new fields of knowledge.