The Study of Arabic Philosophy in the Twentieth Century An Essay on the Historiography of Arabic Philosophy

  title={The Study of Arabic Philosophy in the Twentieth Century An Essay on the Historiography of Arabic Philosophy},
  author={Dimitri Gutas},
  journal={British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies},
  pages={25 - 5}
  • D. Gutas
  • Published 1 May 2002
  • Philosophy
  • British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
Philosophy is considered a recalcitrant subject, and Arabic philosophy particularly so, both by historians of philosophy in general and by scholars of Arabic and Islamic studies in particular. Though naturally I disagree with this view, there would appear nevertheless to be good reasons for its prevalence. In the former case, the historian of ancient and medieval philosophy, at home with Greek and Latin, finds nothing in his education to help alleviate the estrangement that he inevitably feels… 
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