Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10th Centuries

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Preface to the English Edition
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This volume is an English version of a book that originally appeared as Philosophie in der islamischen Welt. Band I: 8.–10. Jahrhundert (ed. by Ulrich Rudolph with assistance from Renate Würsch, Basel 2012). Both versions contribute to a wider project whose goal is to chart the history of philosophy in the Islamic world from its beginnings to the present day. This endeavour is described in detail in the original preface (see below, pp. xi–xiii). As explained there, four volumes are envisioned, which will follow one …

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Ulrich Rudolph, “Preface to the English Edition”, in: Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10th Centuries. Consulted online on 30 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2017

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