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Reason and Tradition in Islamic Ethics

ISBN-10: 0521035635

ISBN-13: 9780521035637

Edition: 2007

Authors: George F. Hourani

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This volume collects the published essays of the late Professor Hourani on Islamic ethics in the earlier classical and formative periods of Islamic civilization. Ethics was from the start at the core of Islam, and the construction of philosophical theories to support normative ethics made those centuries among the most profound and intensely active in the history of ethical thought. The book opens with two general and contextual pieces and thereafter it is organized by schools of thought in a broadly chronological order. The essays centre around two related debates in Islamic philosophy: over the ontological status of value, and over the sources of our knowledge of value. The answers developed follow similar lines to the rational theology and philosophy of the West, and Professor Hourani brings out the frequent parallels. As a whole, the volume will introduce and establish the importance of the Islamic tradition of thought about ethics.
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Book details

List price: $46.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/18/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 300
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990

Preface
Foreword
Conventions
Titles and locations of the original articles
Introduction
Islamic theology and Muslim philosophy
Ethics in classical Islam: a conspectus
Ethical presuppositions of the Qur'an
'Injuring oneself' in the Qur'an, in the light of Aristotle
Two theories of value in early Islam
Islamic and non-Islamic origin of Mu'tazilite ethical rationalism
The rationalist ethics of
Deliberation in
Ash'ari
Juwayni's criticisms of Mu'tazilite ethics
Ghazali on the ethics of action
Reason and revaltion in Ibn Hazm's ethicical thought
The basis of authority of concensus in Sunnite Islam
Ibn Sina's 'Essay on the secret of destiny'
Averroes on good and evil
Combinations of reason and tradtion in Islamic ethics
Select Bibliography
Index