An Introduction to Classical Islamic Philosophy. By Oliver Leaman Although Islamic philosophy represents one of the most important philosophical traditions in. : History of Islamic Philosophy (Routledge History of World Philosophies) : Oliver Leaman, Seyyed Hossein Nasr: Books. There has been a long tradition of interest in philosophy in the Islamic world, and it Oliver Leaman Media of Biographical Encyclopedia of Islamic Philosophy.
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He is seen as a founding father of secular thought in Western Europe, where his school of philosophy is known as Averroism.