Islamic Philosophy and Rational Tradition-Metaphysics

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Islamic Philosophy and Rational Tradition-Metaphysics
The Problems of the Definition of Metaphysics

INSTRUCTOR INFORMATION
Instructor: Dr. Ahmed Abdel Meguid
Professor, Department of Religion, Syracuse University

COURSE DESCRIPTION
In this course, you will learn how Plato and Aristotle understood metaphysics, where they disagreed, an introduction to ‘first philosophy’ or the study of being qua being, understanding universals, and the problem with the definition of metaphysics.

Skills Development

SYLLABUS
Unit 1 – Aristotle and the Problems of the Definition of Metaphysics

 Unit 2 – Understanding Universal in terms of Essences

 Unit 3 – The Platonic Crisis of Aristotle’s metaphysics (I)

 Unit 4 – The Crisis of Aristotle’s Metaphysics (II)

 Unit 5 – Kant and the Modern Epistemic Critique of Metaphysics

 Unit 6 – The Main Achievements of Kant’s Critique of the Metaphysics

 Unit 7 – The Main Achievements of Kant’s Critique(2)

 Unit 8 – Post-Kantian Metaphysics and its Problems—Continental European Philosophy (I).

 Unit 9 – Post-Kantian Metaphysics and its problems—Analytical Anglo-American philosophy(2)

 Unit 10 – Islamic philosophy (falsafa) : Al-Kindī

 Unit 11 – Islamic philosophy (falsafa) : Al-Ghazālī’s Critical Synthesis

 Unit 12 – Islamic philosophy (falsafa) : Averroes Reconstruction of al-Ghazālī’s Critical Synthesis

Access this course and syllabus here.


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