Tag Archives: islam

Influence of Arabic and Islamic Philosophy on the Latin West

The Arabic-Latin translation movements in the Middle Ages, which paralleled that from Greek into Latin, led to the transformation of almost all philosophical disciplines in the medieval Latin world. The impact of Arabic philosophers such as al-Fārābī, Avicenna, and Averroes … Continue reading

Posted in Arab, Latin | Tagged , , | Comments Off on Influence of Arabic and Islamic Philosophy on the Latin West

Islamic Philosophers to Know

If challenged to name ten philosophers in ten seconds, some of us might make it to ten. Most of us could possibly hit seven. Of those, the majority are likely to be ancient Greek figures with the remainder more modern, … Continue reading

Posted in islam | Tagged , | Comments Off on Islamic Philosophers to Know

Islam and the West: a conversation with Jacques Derrida

In the spring of 2003, Jacques Derrida sat down for a public debate in Paris with Algerian intellectual Mustapha Chérif. The eminent philosopher arrived at the event directly from the hospital where he had just been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, … Continue reading

Posted in Derrida, islam | Tagged , | Comments Off on Islam and the West: a conversation with Jacques Derrida