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Al-Farabi and His School - Ian Richard Netton

Al-Farabi and His School

Paperback Published: 24th September 1999
ISBN: 9780700710645
Number Of Pages: 128

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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.

List of figures
Preface and acknowledgements
The Age of Farabismp. 1
The Second Master and his studentsp. 1
Al-Farabi (c.AD 870-950)p. 4
Yahya b. Adi (AD 893/4-974)p. 8
Abu Sulayman al-Sijistani (c.AD 913/4-AD 987/8)p. 11
Abu l-Hasan Muhammad b. Yusuf al-Amiri (d. AD 992)p. 13
Abu Hayyan al-Tawhidi (c.AD 922-32 to c.AD 1023)p. 16
Court culture, conviviality and Kalamp. 18
The Epistemological Substrate of Farabism (i): The Paradigm of the Second Masterp. 31
The quest for knowledgep. 31
Al-Farabi and knowledgep. 34
The Epistemological Substrate of Farabism (ii): In the Steps of their Masterp. 55
The elements of Yahya b. Adi's epistemologyp. 55
Al-Sijistani and knowledgep. 63
Al-Amiri and knowledgep. 72
Al-Tawhidi and knowledgep. 77
Conclusionp. 84
Bibliographical Guidep. 89
Notesp. 92
Bibliographyp. 112
Indexp. 121
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ISBN: 9780700710645
ISBN-10: 0700710647
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 24th September 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.61  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1

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