1. Principal Features of Late Ancient Philosophy
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In Chapter 1, The Late Ancient Background

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The Arabic authors of the 3rd/9th and 4th/10th centuries entered into a philosophical heritage that was at once vast and variegated. If it did not contain the full spectrum of all the different doctrines that had been maintained and taught throughout antiquity, this was not for any shortcomings of the Greek-Arabic transmission or a lack of interest on the part of the Arab readers; it was, rather, the result of certain developments that had alrea…

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Ulrich Rudolph, “1. Principal Features of Late Ancient Philosophy”, in: Philosophy in the Islamic World Online: 8th-10th Centuries. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2543-2729_PIWO_COM_001101>
First published online: 2017

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