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Books of Philosophy

Biographical Encyclopaedia of Islamic Philosophy

Oliver Leaman (editor)
Thoemmes Continuum; October 2006

This is a comprehensive compilation on Islamic philosophy and related philosophers. Philosophy flourished in the Islamic world for many centuries, and continues to be a significant feature of cultural life today. This volume contains entries on approximately 300 important thinkers and key concepts in Islamic philosophy. For biographical entries, the title of each entry gives the subject's name and dates of birth and death. Academicians from all around the world have contributed to compile this project, including Prof. Dr. M. Golam Dastagir, who teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Jahangirnagar University, Savar, Dhaka.

Place and Dream: Japan and the Virtual

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein
Rodopi; April 2004

This is a book about space. On a first level, it reflects traditional Japanese ideas of space against various 'items' of Western culture. Among these items are Bakhtin's 'dialogicity'. On the second level, the book attempts to synthesize, by constantly transgressing the limits of a purely comparative activity, a quantity which the author believes to be existent in Japanese culture that is called 'the virtual'.

Religious Pluralism in Christian and Islamic Philosophy

Adnan Aslan
Taylor & Francis; July 1998

The philosophy of religion and theology are related to the culture in which they have developed. These disciplines provide a source of values and vision to the cultures of which they are part, while at the same time they are delimited and defined by their cultures. This book compares the ideas of two contemporary philosophers, John Hick and Seyyed Hossein Nasr, on the issues of religion, religions, the concept of the ultimate reality, and the notion of sacred knowledge. On a broader level, it compares two world-views: the one formed by Western Christian culture, which is religious in intention but secular in essence; the other Islamic, formed through the assimilation of traditional wisdom, which is turned against the norms of secular culture and is thus religious both in intention and essence.

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