This episode of the World of Islam introduces the so-called Ikhwan al-Safa (The Brethren of Purity), a group of mysterious thinkers that produced a major encyclopedic philosophical work. We touch on Ismailism and the attempt to unify various forms of knowledge in classical Islam.
A History of Islamic Philosophy by Majid Fakhry
Islamic Philosophy A-Z by Peter S. Groff
Islamic Philosophy: an Introduction by Oliver Leaman
The Cambridge Companion to Arabic Philosophy Edited by P. Adamson/R.C. Taylor