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Which books are best to understand Islamic philosophy?

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There is a long list of books that I read whilst doing my PhD at The University of Durham some years ago. I can recommend two books that I greatly benefited from.   1. A History of Islamic Philosophy by Majid Fakhry. This is a beautifully written book. It is very pleasant to read and navigate through. You will have a good chance to learn about the ideas and the figures in Islamic world of philosophy.  2. The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy, Edited by Peter Adamson. This is a collection of chapters written by different scholars who are excellent authorities in their fields. It is slightly harder to read yet full of academic knowledge.  Enjoy your journey into Islamic Philosophy.

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