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Breaking with Athens : Alfarabi as founder

Author: Christopher A Colmo
Publisher: Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2005.
Series: Applications of political theory.
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Colmo, Christopher A., 1948-
Breaking with Athens.
Lanham, MD : Lexington Books, ©2005
(OCoLC)652254043
Named Person: Fārābī; Fārābī.; Abū-Naṣr Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- Farābī; Abū-Naṣr Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- Farābī
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Colmo
ISBN: 0739110152 9780739110157 0739110160 9780739110164
OCLC Number: 57134419
Description: x, 189 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Human action and the quest for certainty --
The natural and the voluntary --
Teleology in an imperfect world --
From the outset --
Why philosophy? Alfarabi's platonic comedy --
Theory and practice in the book of religion --
Alfarabi, Islam, and the hereafter --
Neoplatonic theology --
Alfarabi's discourse on method.
Series Title: Applications of political theory.
Responsibility: Christopher A. Colmo.
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In this thoughtful meditation on the political philosophy of Alfarabi, Christopher Colmo demolishes a series of myths-that Alfarabi was an apologist for Islam, that he was a slavish follower of Plato Read more...

 
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