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date: 17 May 2021

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The study of Islamic philosophy has recently entered a new and exciting phase. Both the received canon of Islamic philosophers and the grand narrative of the course of Islamic philosophy are in the process of being radically questioned and revised. The bulk of twentieth-century Western scholarship on Arabic or Islamic philosophy focused on the period from the ninth century to the twelfth. It is a measure of the transformation that is currently underway in the field that the present Handbook gives roughly equal weight to every century from the ninth to the twentieth. Moreover, its entries are work-centered rather than person- or theme-centered.

Keywords: Arabic philosophy, Islamic theology, kalām, commentaries in philosophy, ethics in Islam, metaphysics in Islam, natural philosophy in Islam, Arabic logic, modern Islamic philosophy

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