Islamic Occasionalism: and its critique by Averroes and Aquinas

1st Edition

Majid Fakhry

Routledge
Published November 29, 2007
Reference - 224 Pages
ISBN 9780415448734 - CAT# RU49916

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Summary

Originally published in 1958.
Occasionalism is generally associated in the history of philosophy with the name of Malébranche . But long before this time, the Muslim Theologians of the ninth and tenth centuries had developed an occasionalist metaphysics of atoms and accidents. Arguing that a number of distinctively Islamic concepts such as fatalism  and the surrender of personal endeavour cannot be fully understood except in the perspective of the occasionalist world view of Islam, the volume also discusses the attacks on Occasionalism made by Averroes and St. Thomas Aquinas.

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