MES380.8: Islamic Philosophy

This course is designed to present a solid introduction to the major thinkers in classical Islamic philosophy, with emphasis placed on developing a properly philosophical understanding of the issues and arguments. Topics include: reason and revelation (can the human mind reach the truth without the aid of revelation?); the existence of God; creation, eternity, and infinity; causality and miracles; human nature and knowledge; the nature of ethical obligations; and the constitution of the ideal political state. SU students may not earn credit for both this course and PHI 308. (GEP 0804)

Department: Middle Eastern Studies

Location: Istanbul

Credits: 3