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Falsafa (Philosophy)

This course introduces students to the historical origins of Muslim philosophy, including the major philosophers and their works. It critically examines the philosophical ideas of the Peripatetic, the Illuminationist and the Transcendental Schools of philosophy in Islam. After the first year, students undertake a comprehensive study into the transcendental philosophy of Mulla Sadra, through a close reading of al-Tabatabi’s Bidayat al-Hikma.