islamic philosophy and the ethics of belief

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Islamic Philosophy And The Ethics Of Belief

Author : Anthony Booth
ISBN : 1137556994
Genre : Philosophy
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In this book the author argues that the Falasifa, the Philosophers of the Islamic Golden Age, are usefully interpreted through the prism of the contemporary, western ethics of belief. He contends that their position amounts to what he calls ‘Moderate Evidentialism’ – that only for the epistemic elite what one ought to believe is determined by one’s evidence. The author makes the case that the Falasifa’s position is well argued, ingeniously circumvents issues in the epistemology of testimony, and is well worth taking seriously in the contemporary debate. He reasons that this is especially the case since the position has salutary consequences for how to respond to the sceptic, and for how we are to conceive of extremist belief.

Reason And Tradition In Islamic Ethics

Author : George F. Hourani
ISBN : 0521035635
Genre : Philosophy
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This volume collects the published essays of the late Professor Hourani on Islamic ethics in the earlier classical and formative periods of Islamic civilization. Ethics was from the start at the core of Islam, and the construction of philosophical theories to support normative ethics made those centuries among the most profound and intensely active in the history of ethical thought. The book opens with two general and contextual pieces and thereafter it is organized by schools of thought in a broadly chronological order. The essays centre around two related debates in Islamic philosophy: over the ontological status of value, and over the sources of our knowledge of value. The answers developed follow similar lines to the rational theology and philosophy of the West, and Professor Hourani brings out the frequent parallels. As a whole, the volume will introduce and establish the importance of the Islamic tradition of thought about ethics.

The Many And The One

Author : Richard Madsen
ISBN : 1400825598
Genre : Philosophy
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The war on terrorism, say America's leaders, is a war of Good versus Evil. But in the minds of the perpetrators, the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington were presumably justified as ethically good acts against American evil. Is such polarization leading to a violent "clash of civilizations" or can differences between ethical systems be reconciled through rational dialogue? This book provides an extraordinary resource for thinking clearly about the diverse ways in which humans see good and evil. In nine essays and responses, leading thinkers ask how ethical pluralism can be understood by classical liberalism, liberal-egalitarianism, critical theory, feminism, natural law, Confucianism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Each essay addresses five questions: Is the ideal society ethically uniform or diverse? Should the state protect, ban, or otherwise intervene in ethically based differences? How should disagreements on the rights and duties of citizens be dealt with? Should the state regulate life-and-death decisions such as euthanasia? To what extent should conflicting views on sexual relationships be accommodated? This book shows that contentious questions can be discussed with both incisiveness and civility. The editors provide the introduction and Donald Moon, the conclusion. The contributors are Brian Barry, Joseph Boyle, Simone Chambers, Joseph Chan, Christine Di Stefano, Dale F. Eickelman, Menachem Fisch, William Galston, John Haldane, Chandran Kukathas, David Little, Muhammad Khalid Masud, Carole Pateman, William F. Scheuerman, Adam B. Seligman, James W. Skillen, James Tully, and Lee H. Yearley.

Islamic Ethics And Moral Philosophy In The Global Business Environment

Author : Shahina Qureshi
ISBN : 1466664657
Genre : Business ethics
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"This book investigates the influence of Islamic principles and beliefs within the business realm, while outlining methods of integrating moral standards into an organization"--

Islamic Way Of Life

Author : A. A. Maududi
ISBN : 9781780410296
Genre : Religion
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This book clearly displays how Islam is the most natural response to the human condition, and providing spiritual insight into the universe. The Prophet Muhammad, blessing and peace be upon him, like all prophets before him, renewed the teachings of pure monotheism and once again conveyed to mankind the Divine Guidance from which they had turned away. This book explains the basic concept of life in Islam as well as its moral, political, social, economic and spiritual systems.

The Will To Believe And Other Essays In Popular Philosophy

Author : William James
ISBN : 9781605200293
Genre : Philosophy
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Here, in one volume, are the collected essays of influential American philosopher WILLIAM JAMES (1842-1910), whose justifications of religious faith and explorations of questions of morality made him one of the most popular thinkers of the 19th century. In this volume, first published in book form in 1897, James ponders such conundrums as: . Is life worth living? . the sentiment of rationality . the dilemma of determinism . the moral philosopher and the moral life . great men and their environment . the importance of individuals . what psychical research has accomplished . and more. Readers of modern philosophy, students of Christian theology will find this an enlightening work


Author : Solomon A. Nigosian
ISBN : 0253110742
Genre : Religion
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This compact introduction to Islam describes the essential aspects of Islam as a living religion and social force. The book is organized around seven topics: the life of Muhammad; Islamic political development and territorial expansion; the important groupings of Islamic believers (Sunni, Shi'ite, and Sufi); the Qur'an (the Holy Book of Islam); Sunnah, Hadith (the record of the Prophet's actions and sayings), and Shari'ah (the compilation of Islamic law); the five Articles of Faith and the so-called Five Pillars of Islam that govern faith and action; and other binding religious observances and festivals. The presentation of these seven aspects of Islam strikes a balance between fact, tradition, current interpretation, and commentary. S. A. Nigosian underscores two fundamental points: that to understand Islam properly, it is necessary to see it as a major faith tradition, with Muhammad as the last of a series of messengers sent by God; and that to grasp the spirit of Islam, one must recognize its emphasis on an uncompromising monotheism, with strict adherence to certain social, political, and religious practices, as taught by the Prophet and elaborated by tradition.

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