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Basic Philosophical Notions

William C. Chittick

in The Heart of Islamic Philosophy

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780195139136
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199834075 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0195139135.003.0003
Basic Philosophical Notions

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The Muslim philosophers adopted the basic concepts of Greek philosophy as carried over into Arabic and paid little attention to terminology derived from the Koran and Hadith. Grasping their perspective necessitates understanding how they defined basic concepts such as philosophy, wisdom, virtue, deiformity, the multiplicity of worlds, levels of awareness, body and spirit, complementarity, form and matter, and substance and accident.

Keywords: body; form and matter; levels of awareness; levels of being; multiplicity of worlds; philosophy; spirit; virtue; wisdom

Chapter.  16377 words. 

Subjects: Islam

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