Encyclopaedism on the Fringe of Islamic Orthodoxy: The Rasāʾil Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ, the Rutbat al-ḥakīm and the Ghāyat al-ḥakīm on the Division of Science

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  • Asiatische Studien – Études Asiatiques, December 2017, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/asia-2017-0002

The Rasāʾil Ikhwān al-Ṣafāʾ, the Rutbat al-ḥakīm and the Ghāyat al-ḥakīm on the Division of Science

What is it about?

This article deals with some important classifications of the sciences in Medieval Islam

Why is it important?

The article provides the first comprehensive attempt at interpreting these classifications and the possible links in the transmission of this material.

Perspectives

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This study is to be complemented by another, focused on the ten-fold divisions of science, to appear in a forthcoming issue of Intellectual History of the Islamicate World (Brill).

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