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Department of Philosophy of Islamic World

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The Department was founded in February 2008.

 

Head of the DepartmentAndrey Smirnov

 

Staff

 

 Fields of research:

  • architectonics of Arab-Muslim culture
  • history of Islamic philosophy
  • modern and contemporary Islamic philosophy
  • Sufi thought and Sufi philosophy
  • Jewish philosophy and Kabbala

 

Publication projects:

 

Translations

 

   
 Volume 3


Nasr S. H. Three Muslim Sages: Avicenna-Suhrawardi-Ibn Arabi / Transl. from English by R.Pskhu, ed. I.R.Nasyrov. Moscow: Languages of Slavonic Culture: Sadra, 2014. — 152 p. (Philosophy of Islamic World: Translations. V. 3) — ISBN 978-5-9551-0673-1, ISBN 978-5-906016-14-0 

 

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Volume 2


Ibn Arabi. Selected works. Vol. 2 / Translation from the Arabic, commentaries and introductory article by Andrey Smirnov. — Moscow: Languages of Slavonic Culture: Sadra, 2014. — 400 p. — (Philosophy of Islamic World: Translations. V. 2) — ISBN 978-5-9551-0667-0, 978-5-906016-16-4

 

The second volume of Selected works of Ibn Arabi contains three selections from al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya: "Theses", "Questions and Answers", "Murid's sermons" . "Theses" is a section of the book's "Introduction" where Ibn Arabi exposes his teachings in consize form of masa'il. "Questions and Answers" contains answers of Ibn Arabi to questions posed by al-Hakim al-Tirmidhi. And "Murid's sermons" is a section of the last chapter of Futuhat where Ibn Arabi addresses those who wish to reach knowledge of the Truth.

 

The introductory article exposes process-based logic and its laws and compares it to substance-based Aristotelian logic. The commentary to the translation demonstrates the importance of process-based logic to understand the meaning of Ibn Arabi's texts.

 

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  Volume 1

volume 1


Ibn Arabi. Selected works. Vol. 1 / Translation from the Arabic, commentaries and introductory article by Ilshat Nasyrov, edited by Andrey Smirnov. Moscow: Languages of Slavonic Culture: Sadra, 2013. — 216 p. ISBN 978-5-9551-0658-8, ISBN 978-5-906016-13-3

 

The volume contains full translation of Kitab insha' al-dawa'ir and selected places from al-Futuhat al-Makkiyya and Fusus al-Hikam. The book is suppled by index of names, index of categories and a glossary of Arabic terms.

 

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Research

 

Volume 8


Frolova E.A. Contemporary Arabic Philosophic Discourse / Ed. A.Smirnov – Moscow: Sadra; Languages of Slavonic Culture, 2016. – 312 p. – 978-5-906016-76-8

 

title pages and introduction

Volume 7


 

“Scattered” and “organized”: sense-making strategies of Islamic culture / Ed. A.Smirnov – Moscow: Sadra; Languages of Slavonic Culture, 2015. – 400 p. – 978-5-906016-41-6

 

title pages and introduction

  Volume 6


Nufal F.O. Ibrahim b. Sayyar al-Nazzam / Ed. A.Smirnov – Moscow: Sadra; Languages of Slavonic Culture, 2015. – 144 p. – ISBN 978-5-906016-58-4 

 

title pages and introduction

  Volume 4


  

Frolova E.A. Contemporary Arabic Philosophic Discourse. Part 1. – Moscow: Languages of Slavonic Culture, 2012. – 72 с. – ISBN 978-5-9551-0579-6

 

 

 

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Volume 3


 


Islamic Philosophy and Philosophical Islamology: Development and Interaction / Ed. Andrey Smirnov. – Moscow: Languages of Slavonic Culture, 2012. – 128 p. – ISBN 978-5-9551-0567-5

 

 

 

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Volume 2

 


Frolova E.A. Arab Philosophy: Past and Future. – Moscow: Languages of Slavonic Cultures, 2010. – 464 p. – ISBN 978-5-9551-0422-5.

 

 

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Volume 1


Nasyrov I.R. Foundations of Islamic Mysticism: Genesis and Evolution / Ed. Andrey Smirnov. – Moscow: Languages of Slavonic Cultures, 2009. – 552 p. – ISBN 9785955103365. Second printing: 2012.


 

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Textbooks

 

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A History of Arabic Muslim Philosophy: A Textbook  / ed. A. Smirnov. Moscow: Academic Project, 2013  — 255 pp. — ISBN 978-5-8291-1463-3

 

Three periods are singled out: classical (8-14 cc.: Mutazilites, Falsafa, Isma‘ili, Ishraqi, and Sufi philosophy), postclassical (14-19 сс.: Ibn Khaldun and the Safavid schools of philosophy), and modern (19-21 cc.). Philosophy is treated, by and large, as a domestic product of Islamic mode of thinking irreducible to Greek heritage though indebted to it.

 

Table of contents

 

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A History of Arabic Muslim Philosophy: An Anthology / ed. A. Smirnov. Moscow: Academic Project, 2013. — М.: Академический Проект, 2013. — 267 pp. — ISBN 978-5-8291-1464-0  

 

The texts were selected and arranged following the structure and contents of the Textbook "A History of Arabic Muslim Philosophy". A number of translations are published for the first time, some others were edited and commented upon especially for this Anthology. For the first time Russian reader will find under one cover texts representing the whole line of Islamic philosophic thought from its emergence till present time.

 

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Other publications: For detailed lists of individual publications, including online texts, please refer to personal pages of our researchers

 

Conferences organized by our Department: info at conference page.

 

Workshop "Architectonics of culture": info at Russian page

 

More info, including full-text downloadable publications: please refer to the Russian page

 

Contacts:

Address: Goncharnaya 12/1, Moscow, 109240, Russian Federation

Tel.: +7 (495) 697-96-96

Fax: +7 (495) 609-93-50

E-mail: islamphil@mail.ru

Web: http://iph.ras.ru/islamphil.htm  (Russian) 

http://eng.iph.ras.ru/islamphil.htm  (English)