Islamic Philosophy, Science, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honor of Dimitri Gutas, edited by Felicitas Opwis and David Reisman

Peter Adamson

Abstract


https://doi.org/10.12730/13091719.2012.32.62

Islamic Philosophy, Science, Culture, and Religion: Studies in Honor of Dimitri Gutas, edited by Felicitas Opwis and David Reisman (Islamic Philosophy, Theology, and Science: 83), (Leiden & Boston: Brill, 2012), xii + 493 pp., ISBN: 978-90-04-20274-0, EUR 161.00 / $221.00 (hb)

(First paragraph)

A recent survey volume on medieval philosophy has called Dimitri Gutas, Professor of Arabic and Graeco-Arabic at Yale University, "the leading living historian of Islamic thought." Such judgments are to some extent a matter of taste, of course, but few scholars have as good a claim to the title as Gutas. His publications include pioneering work on the tradition of Greek-Arabic gnomologia, one of the most significant monographs ever published on Avicenna, and a penetrating and influential study of the Graeco-Arabic translation movement. In collaboration with Gerhard Endress he has also led the GALex project to document this same translation movement. In short, this is a man who deserves a good Festschrift.

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