Philosophy: The intersection of Islamic and Jewish thought

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Islam, like other religious competitors, had a significant impact on Jewish philosophy. It brought Jewish thinkers into contact with a way of working theoretically that was clearly based on non-Jewish sources. For philosophers, this perhaps represents a contact with the “other, " something different that can be perceived as either hostile or friendly, and often as both at the same time. Jewish thought had very little, if any, impact on Islamic philosophy.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Handbook of Muslim-Jewish Relations
Number of pages15
ISBN (Electronic)9781317383215
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2016 Josef Meri.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities (all)


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