Islamic Philosophy (V7089)

30 credits, Level 6

Autumn teaching

This module aims to introduce you to the main themes, movements and thinkers of the Islamic Philosophical Tradition. There is an emphasis on trying to make it conversant with some themes from modern Western philosophy.

Topics to be addressed will include:

  • Islamic Metaphysics
  • the notion of Islamic Science
  • Ibn Sina's epistemology
  • Sufism and mysticism
  • Ibn Rushd's philosophy of language
  • the philosophy of Al-Kindi
  • Al-Ghazali on ethics.

Teaching

33%: Lecture
67%: Seminar

Assessment

30%: Coursework (Essay)
70%: Written assessment (Essay)

Contact hours and workload

This module is approximately 300 hours of work. This breaks down into about 33 hours of contact time and about 267 hours of independent study. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.

This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: