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Falsafah
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The term falsafah (pl. falāsifah), derived from the Greek philosophia, designates philosophy in Arabic. Medieval Jews usually translated the term into Hebrew as filosofyah, by which, corresponding to Greek etymology, they understood the love of wisdom (ahavat ḥokhmah). In a broader sense, Islamic falsafah includes all sc…

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Harvey, Steven, “Falsafah”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 22 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0219>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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