Al-Farabi | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 34 pages of analysis & critique of Al-Farabi.
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SOURCE: Druart, Thérèse-Anne. “Al-Farabi and Emanationism.” In Studies in Medieval Philosophy, edited by John F. Wippel, pp. 23-43. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 1987.

In the following essay, Druart examines al-Fārābī's presentation of emanationism and defends the author's writings against charges of inconsistency by explaining that al-Fārābī's loyalty to Aristotle sometimes led him to shy away from stressing any limitations in Aristotle's views.

In 1981 Barry Sherman Kogan showed that emanationism had been a very controversial doctrine in Arabic philosophy.1 In The Incoherence of the Philosophers al-Ghazali relentlessly criticizes al-Farabi and Avicenna for adopting it.2 The Epitome of Metaphysics attributed to Averroes upholds emanationism but understands that it is not an Aristotelian tenet.3 In The Incoherence of the Incoherence, his point-by-point reply to al-Ghazali, and in his Commentary on Metaphysics XII, Averroes concurs with al-Ghazali in rejecting emanationism...

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