Philosophy in the Islamic World in Context
Ed. by Adamson, Peter / Germann, Nadja / Hajatpour, Reza / Rudolph, Ulrich / Tamer, Georges
Aims and Scope
Philosophy has always engaged with other disciplines, not staying confined within narrow boundaries but instead interacting with other areas of intellectual activity. This is something we may observe in the history of philosophy in the Islamic world. Indeed many scholars in the Islamic world were polymaths, who might be experts in law, grammar, scriptural exegesis, poetry and so on, while also pursuing philosophical interests. The book series Philosophy in the Islamic World in Context seeks to do justice to this phenomenon. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, with each volume considering the interaction between philosophy and one other important aspect of Islamic culture. Both directions of influence are considered, as the volumes explore the philosophical relevance of writings not usually thought to fall within the genre of philosophy, and also the impact of these other strands of Islamic culture on philosophical writing.