This part of the program will introduce the students to the essential ideas, thinkers' terminologies, texts, methodologies, and debates within the Western intellectual tradition – philosophy, theology, history, and polity.
This course is a module from the Mastercourse on Islam, Philosophy, Science and Religion Course.
Major Philosophical Thinkers and Movements
|Pre-Socratics and Socrates
|Plato and Philosopher King|
|Aristotle and the Primal Cause|
|Arab Philosopers - Al-Kindi and Al-Farabi|
|Avicenna the Great Shaykh|
|Averroes the Philosopher and Jurist|
|St Thomad Aquinas|
|Maimonides and Scholasticism|
|Descarte and beginning of Modern Philosophy|
|The Rationalist School: Spinoza and Leibniz|
|The Empiricist School: Locke and Berkeley|
|David Hume the Sceptic|
|The Great German Immanuel Kant|
|Politics and Economics - Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith|
|Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel|
|The German School - Arthur Schopenhauer|
|Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche|
|Utilitarianism pt 1 - Foundations|
|Utilitarianism pt 2 - Mill|
|Exploring the two traditions of philosophy pt 1|
|Exploring the two traditions of philosophy pt 2|
|Extended Q+A on previous sessions pt1|
|Ustad Imran Iqbal
Dr. Safaruk Chowdhury
|26 Week Course|
Course Start Date
|Online (Mix of Pre-Recordings & Live Sessions)|
|Drip Content. The sessions are released to the students weekly|
*Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this course is correct at the time of publication. Courses are subject to ongoing development which could necessitate cancellation of, or alteration to, the advertised courses.
“… Before partaking in the course I was wary of studying philosophy since I have heard negative feedback on it…However, Alhamdulillah through the guidance of amazing and inspirational teachers I was able to appreciate works of philosophy and can now clearly see the foundation of ideas and how philosophical arguments regarding epistemology and even the metaphysics arose.”Sumaiya Hossain UK
“The theology course isn’t only recommended but in my honest opinion mandatory for every graduate of any Darul Uloom institute. Especially in contemporary times where so many Muslims are confused and challenged with regards to the orthodox Sunni approach to theology. The teachers for both the theology and faith foundation classes will always try to ensure students understand everything properly and will never shy away from taking questions.””Asad Ahmed, UK
Are there any live sessions?
All the sessions are live and available on-site and online.
Are we allowed to share the course with our partners or siblings?
We expect all students who pay for the course to have explicit use of the content and should not be shared, therefore if your partner or spouse wants to take the whole course, then we would advise purchasing the course, if you want to make them aware of some snippets or questions which are relevant to them, then that is fine, everything in the resources section are available for free and can be shared.
Do we have lifetime access to the recordings?
Unfortunately, all our sessions are copyright of Whitethread Institute, therefore students are not allowed to save, record or recreate the content of the sessions as the content is constantly updated. We do provide resources that are free to download or share.
Are there any funding opportunities for this course?
Students can apply for zakat or sponsorship opportunities, for further details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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