Al-Farabi | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 33 pages of analysis & critique of Al-Farabi.
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SOURCE: Mahdi, Muhsin S. “The Foundation of Islamic Philosophy.” In Alfarabi and the Foundation of Islamic Political Philosophy, pp. 47-62. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2001.

In the following essay, Mahdi explains the uniqueness of al-Fārābī's political works and their thematic concern with the salvation of civilization.

Alfarabi established the main tradition of Islamic philosophy as we know it today. The respect with which he has been regarded by his successors has not always been matched with a clear understanding of his role as a founder or with a comprehensive appreciation of his achievement as a philosopher. Great philosophers like Avicenna, Averroes, and Mullā Sadrā consistently remind us that we need to know more about this towering figure. But they do not always help us grasp his central concern or the path he charted for himself. Being philosophers themselves, they had their own concerns and...

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