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Ibn Taymiyya, one of many maximum and so much prolific thinkers of medieval Islam, held Greek common sense accountable for the "heretical" metaphysical conclusions reached by means of Islamic philosophers, theologians, mystics, and others. in contrast to Ghazali, who rejected philosophical metaphysics yet embraced good judgment, Ibn Taymiyya thought of the 2 inextricably attached. He hence got down to refute philosophical common sense, a job which culminated in a single of the main devastating assaults ever levelled opposed to the logical approach upheld through the early Greeks, the later commentators, and their Muslim fans. His argument is grounded in an empirical procedure that during many respects prefigures the philosophies of the British empiricists. Hallaq's translation, with a considerable advent and wide notes, makes on hand to a much broader viewers for the 1st time a major paintings that may be of curiosity to experts in historical and medieval philosophy and to historians of good judgment and empiricist philosophy, in addition to to students of Islam and center japanese thought.

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