The Resource Alfarabi and the foundation of Islamic political philosophy, Muhsin S. Mahdi ; with a foreword by Charles E. Butterworth

Alfarabi and the foundation of Islamic political philosophy, Muhsin S. Mahdi ; with a foreword by Charles E. Butterworth

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Alfarabi and the foundation of Islamic political philosophy
Title
Alfarabi and the foundation of Islamic political philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Muhsin S. Mahdi ; with a foreword by Charles E. Butterworth
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Language
eng
Summary
"In this work, Muhsin Mahdi distills more than four decades of research to offer an authoritative analysis of the work of Alfarabi, the founder of Islamic political philosophy. Mahdi, whose research brought to light writings of Alfarabi previously known only through medieval bibliographical references, presents this great thinker as his contemporaries and followers would have seen him: as a philosopher who sought to lay the foundations for a new understanding of revealed religion and its relation to the tradition of political philosophy." "Mahdi begins with a survey of Islamic philosophy and a discussion of its historical background. He then gives a general sense of the philosophical debate, or an introduction, to the interrelated spheres of philosophy, political thought, theology, and jurisprudence within Islam and, more particularly, within medieval Islam at the time of Alfarabi. Mahdi turns to Alfarabi's concept of "the virtuous city" in the second part of the book. Here, philosophy is distinguished from science on the one hand and religion on the other. Mahdi concludes with an examination of the work that is key to understanding Alfarabi's political thought, the trilogy known as the Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle." "An philosophical engagement with the writings of and about this great thinker, Alfarabi and the Foundation of Islami Political Philosophy is essential reading for anyone interested in medieval political philosophy."--Page [4] of cover
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CGU
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Mahdi, Muhsin
Index
index present
LC call number
B753.F34
LC item number
M33 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Butterworth, Charles E
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  • Fārābī
  • Fārābī
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Political science
  • Islamic philosophy
  • Political science
Label
Alfarabi and the foundation of Islamic political philosophy, Muhsin S. Mahdi ; with a foreword by Charles E. Butterworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-245) and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
xvii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780226501871
Isbn Type
(paper)
System control number
(OCoLC)636068170
Label
Alfarabi and the foundation of Islamic political philosophy, Muhsin S. Mahdi ; with a foreword by Charles E. Butterworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-245) and index
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
xvii, 264 p.
Isbn
9780226501871
Isbn Type
(paper)
System control number
(OCoLC)636068170

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