This valuable reference work synthesizes and elucidates traditional themes and issues in Islamic philosophy as well as prominent topics emerging from the last twenty years of scholarship. Written for a wide readership of students and scholars, The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy is unique in including coverage of both perennial philosophical issues in an Islamic context and also distinct concerns that emerge from Islamic religious thought. This work constitutes a substantial affirmation that Islamic philosophy is an integral part of the Western philosophical tradition.

Featuring 33 chapters, divided into seven thematic sections, this volume explores the major areas of philosophy: Logic, Metaphysics, Philosophy in the Sciences, Philosophy of Mind/Epistemology, and Ethics/Politics as well as philosophical issues salient in Islamic revelation, theology, prophecy, and mysticism.

Other features include:

•A focus on both the classical and post-classical periods

•A contributing body that includes both widely respected scholars from around the world and a handful of the very best younger scholars

•"Reference" and "Further Reading" sections for each chapter and a comprehensive index for the whole volume

The result is a work that captures Islamic philosophy as philosophy. In this way it serves students and scholars of philosophy and religious studies and at the same time provides valuable essays relevant to the study of Islamic thought and theology.

Acknowledgements. Notes on Contributors. Richard C. Taylor & Luis Xavier Lopez-Farjeat Introduction. Part I. Philosophical Issues in Islamic Revelation and Theology 1. God and Creation in al-Rāzī’s Commentary on the Qur’ān Maha Elkaisy-Friemuth 2. Reasoning in the Qur’ān Rosalind Ward Gwyne 3. Ethical Issues in the Qur’ān and Hadīth Azim Nanji 4. Human Reason in Islamic Theology Toby Mayer 5. Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy in Islam Rumee Ahmed Part II. Logic, Language and the Structure of Science. 6. Logic and Language Therese-Anne Druart 7. Rhetoric, Poetics and the Organon Terence Kleven 8. Demonstration and Dialectic in Islamic Philosophy Allen Bäck 9. The Structure and Methods of the Sciences Anna A. Akasoy & Alexander Fidora Part III. Philosophy in the Natural Sciences. 10. The Establishment of the Principles of Natural Philosophy Jon McGinnis 11. Causality in Islamic Philosophy Luis Xavier Lopez-Farjeat 12. The Eternity of the World Cristina Cerami 13. Arabic Cosmology and the Physics of Cosmic Motion David Twetten 14. Body, Soul, and Sense in Nature Luis Xavier Lopez-Farjeat Part IV. Metaphysics. 15. Establishing the Science of Metaphysics Amos Bertolacci 16. Forms of Hylomorphism Sarah Pessin 17. Essence and Existence in Ibn Sīnā Rollen E. Houser 18. Primary and Secondary Causality Richard C. Taylor 19. Metaphysics of God Jules Janssens 20. Creation in Islam from the Qur’ān to al-Fārābī Michael Chase Part V. Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind. 21. External and Internal Human Senses Carla Di Martino 22. The Epistemology of Abstraction Richard C. Taylor 23. Human Knowledge and Separate Intellect Olga Lizzini 24. Intellect and the Intelligible in Unity Cecile Bonmariage Part VI. Ethics and Political Philosophy. 25. The Ethics and Metaphysics of Divine Command Theory Mariam Al-Attar 26. Freedom and Determinism Catarina Belo 27. Principles of the Philosophy of State Philippe Vallat 28. Natural and Revealed Religion Nadja Germann 29. Law and Society Steven Harvey 30. The Ethical Treatment of Animals Peter Adamson Part VII. Philosophy, Religion and Mysticism. 31. Philosophy and Prophecy Frank Griffel 32. Philosophical Sufism Mohammed Rustom 33. Religious Readings of Philosophy Ayman Shihadeh