Mehdi Aminrazavi, professor of philosophy and religion, has recently published Islamic Philosophy: An Online Text Book for Colleges.
“This text book provides the reader with a comprehensive and thorough discussion of the Islamic philosophical tradition from historical and thematic perspectives,” said Aminrazavi. “This work offers a survey of the development of Islamic philosophy (Falsafah-Hikmah) in different periods and schools of thought.” Various themes and debates among philosophers concerning such topics as ontology, epistemology, metaphysics, eschatology, ethics, and political philosophy are among the issues discussed.
This book will be used in the master’s program at Middlesex University and the Islamic College for Advanced Studies, both located in London, and will be used for their online Islamic philosophy courses in 2010 through 2011. The book is available only in electronic format. For more information, visit www.mdx.ac.uk or www.islamic-college.ac.uk.
In addition, Aminrazavi’s book An Anthology of Philosophy in Persia was selected as one of the superior books in the field of humanities for the International Department of Tehran’s 23rd International Book Fair. Aminrazavi, who is director of the Middle Eastern Studies program and co-director of the Leidecker Center for Asian Studies, accepted the honor at a special ceremony in Tehran in May.