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Breaking with Athens : Alfarabi as Founder.

Author: Christopher A Colmo
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, 2005.
Series: Applications of political theory.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This unique interpretation of Alfarabi's thought stresses the ways in which the tenth-century Arab philosopher self-consciously broke the metaphysical tradition that began with Plato. By examining Alfarabi's work as more than an extension or continuation of Greek philosophy, Colmo rethinks what medieval philosophy is and challenges almost universal assumptions about the origins of modernity.
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Colmo, Christopher A.
Breaking with Athens : Alfarabi as Founder.
Lanham : Lexington Books, ©2005
Named Person: F̄ar̄ab̄i.; Fārābī.; Abū-Naṣr Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- Farābī
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher A Colmo
ISBN: 9780739152621 0739152629
OCLC Number: 855969710
Description: 1 online resource (199 pages).
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1 Human Action and the Quest for Certainty; 2 The Natural and the Voluntary; 3 Teleology in an Imperfect World; 4 From the Outset; 5 Why Philosophy? Alfarabi's Platonic Comedy; 6 Theory and Practice in the Book of Religion; 7 Alfarabi, Islam, and the Hereafter; 8 Neoplatonic Theology; 9 Alfarabi's Discourse on Method; Conclusion; Notes; References and Bibliography; Index; About the Author.
Series Title: Applications of political theory.
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