ETI Epistemic Transitions in Islamic Philosophy, Theology and Science: From the 12th to the 19th Century (ETI)

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Funder's project number682779

Funds granted by main funder (€)

  • 1 526 429,00

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Project start date01/09/2016

Project end date31/08/2021


This project will investigate the nature and methods of knowledge in four of the most ambitious strands of Islamic theoretical thought, that is, philosophy, theology, natural science, and philosophically inclined Sufism. Its temporal scope extends from the end of the twelfth century to the beginning of the colonial era, and it focuses on foundational epistemological questions (how knowledge is defined, what criteria are used to distinguish it from less secure epistemic attitudes, what methods are identified as valid in the acquisition of knowledge) as well as questions concerning knowledge as the goal of our existence.

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