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

67%: Lecture
33%: Seminar

Assessment

20%: Coursework (Essay)
80%: 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.

We regularly review our modules to incorporate student feedback, staff expertise, as well as the latest research and teaching methodology. We’re planning to run these modules in the academic year 2021/22. However, there may be changes to these modules in response to COVID-19, staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of material changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.

Courses

This module is offered on the following courses: