FEATURE REVIEW Islamic Philosophy in the Twenty-First Century: A Variety of Perspectives Oliver Leaman Department of Philosophy, University of Kentucky firstname.lastname@example.org The Story of Reason in Islam. By Sari Nusseibeh. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017. Pp. xiii + 265. $29.95. isbn 978-1-5036-0057-7. Philosophy in the Islamic World: A History of Philosophy without the Gaps. By Peter Adamson. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xxi + 511. $39.95. isbn 978-0- 19-957749-1. The Routledge Companion to Islamic Philosophy. Edited by Richard S. Taylor and Luis Xavier López-Farjeat. New York: Routledge, 2016. Pp. xvii + 473. $214.00. isbn 978-0-415-88160-9. The Oxford Handbook of Islamic Philosophy. Edited by Khaled El-Rouayheb and Sabine Schmidtke. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xiii + 700. $150.00. isbn 978-0-19-991738-9. The four books under review here are all very different, and yet they all set out to describe Islamic philosophy and they all succeed to a certain extent. Three of them are substantial texts, two by many authors, but actually the most interesting is the short book The Story of Reason in Islam by Sari Nusseibeh. It is a sustained discus- sion of the role of reason in Islamic culture, and actually constitutes an argument that extends from
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