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Author Netton, Ian Richard.

Title Al-Fārābī and his school / Ian Richard Netton
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 1992


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Description xii, 128 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Series Arabic thought and culture
Arabic thought and culture.
Contents 1. The Age of Farabism. The Second Master and his students. Al-Farabi (c.AD 870-950). Yahya b. Adi (AD 893/4-974). Abu Sulayman al-Sijistani (c.AD 913/4-AD 987/8). Abu l-Hasan Muhammad b. Yusuf al-Amiri (d. AD 992). Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi (c.AD 922-32 to c.AD 1023). Court culture, conviviality and Kalam -- 2. The Epistemological Substrate of Farabism (i): The Paradigm of the Second Master. The quest for knowledge. Al-Farabi and knowledge -- 3. The Epistemological Substrate of Farabism (ii): In the Steps of their Master. The elements of Yahya b. Adi's epistemology. Al-Sijistani and knowledge. Al-Amiri and knowledge. Al-Tawhidi and knowledge -- 4. Conclusion -- 5. Bibliographical Guide
Summary Examines one of the most exciting and dynamic periods in the development of medieval Islam, from the late 9th to the early 11th century, through the thought of five of its principal thinkers, prime among them al-Farabi. This great Islamic philosopher, called 'the Second Master' after Aristotle, produced a recognizable school of thought in which others pursued and developed some of his own intellectual preoccupations. Their thought is treated with particular reference to the most basic questions which can be asked in the theory of knowledge or epistemology. The book thus fills a lacuna in the literature by using this approach to highlight the intellectual continuity which was maintained in an age of flux. Particular attention is paid to the ethical dimensions of knowledge
Analysis Middle East
Philosophy History
Middle East
Philosophy History
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 112-120) and index
Subject Fārābī
Farābī, Abū-Naṣr Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- -- Philosophenschule
Farābī, Abū-Naṣr Muḥammad Ibn-Muḥammad al- -- Philosophie
Islamic philosophy -- History.
Knowledge, Theory of (Islam)
Knowledge, Theory of.
Philosophers, Medieval -- Criticism and interpretation.
Philosophy, Arab -- History.
Islamic philosophy.
Philosophy, Medieval -- History
Philosophy, Medieval.
LC no. 91042233
ISBN 0415035945
0415035953 (paperback)