Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment: Total of 10 hours per week.
|Prerequisites:||Admission to the Master of Islamic Studies (coursework and minor thesis), Honours or Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies, or permission of the coordinator|
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None.|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None.|
|Core Participation Requirements:||None.|
Dr Muhammad Kamal
This subject will focus on the rich heritage of Muslim philosophy, especially in metaphysics, epistemology and logic. It will survey the development of Islamic philosophy, from the period of translation in the Abbasid era till present. Students will study and critically evaluate key features and contributions of prominent schools of Muslim philosophy. Primary sources will be studied, including selected writings of major philosophers such as al-Kindi, al-Farabi, Ibn Sina, al-Razi, Ibn Tufayl, Ibn Rushd, al-Ghazali, al-Tusi, Suhrawardi and Mulla Sadra. Selected modern Muslim philosophers will follow, with an added focus on their concerns about the influence of Western philosophers and intellectuals on Muslim thought.
|Assessment:||An essay of 5000 words 100% due at the end of semester.|
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Material supplied by the Institute
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Notes:||Previously available as 110-559 Muslim Philosophical Traditions. Students who have completed 110-559 are not eligible to enrol in this subject. intensive subject taught between the 16th and 22nd of July.|
Master of Islamic Studies |
Postgraduate Diploma in Islamic Studies
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