Alfarabi"s philosophy of Plato and Aristotle
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Published by Cornell University Press in Ithaca, N.Y .
Written in English


  • Philosophy, Ancient

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Edition Notes

Includes index and bibliographical references.

Other titlesPhilosophy of Plato and Aristotle.
Statementtranslated, with an introduction by Muhsin Mahdi.
SeriesCornell paperbacks
ContributionsMahdi, Muhsin.
The Physical Object
Paginationxxv, 158 p. ;
Number of Pages158
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13574619M

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Additional Physical Format: Online version: Fārābī Alfarabi's philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell University Press, , © OCLC Number: Description: xxv, pages ; 19 cm. Contents: pt. 1. The attainment of happiness --pt. philosophy of Plato, its parts, the ranks of order of its parts, from the beginning to the end --pt. philosophy of Aristotle, the parts of his philosophy, the ranks of order of its parts, the position from which he stated and the one he reached. For Plato, you can start simply by reading him. Start with the early dialogues and progress to the later ones. With Aristotle things are more difficult. He can be extremely difficult to understand, and the theory is that his writings were actually. Alfarabi's Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle (Book): Fārābī. All CPL locations are closed through April Please see our COVID page and Closure FAQs for more information.

Introduction and Biography. Abu Nasr al-Farabi is widely regarded as the founder of philosophy within the Islamic world. Although he had some noteworthy predecessors, such as al-Kindi and al-Razi, he was the first philosopher of his epoch to command the unqualified respect of future generations.   Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle by Alfarabi, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.4/5(65). This long-awaited reissue of the Cornell edition of Alfarabi's Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle contains Muhsin Mahdi's substantial original introduction and a new foreword by Charles E. Butterworth and Thomas L. Pangle.4/5. In this Plato book he describes how the ideal constitution might decay into a regime focused on honour — like Sparta was at the time — or into an oligarchy, or a democracy, or a tyranny. What’s fascinating is his awareness of the very complex dynamic between love of money and love of honour.

Title: Alfarabi's Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle Author: Muhsin Mahdi Created Date: 11/27/ PM. Aristotle, B.C. - B. C. Aristotle was born at Stagira, in Macedonia, in B.C. At the age of 17, he went to Athens to study at Plato's Academy, where he remained for about 20 years, as a student and then as a teacher. When Plato died in B.C., Aristotle moved to Assos, a city in Asia Minor, where a friend of his, Hermias, was ruler.3/5(6). Created Date: 11/27/ PM. “Alcohol makes other people less tedious, and food less bland, and can help provide what the Greeks called entheos, or the slight buzz of inspiration when reading or only worthwhile miracle in the New Testament—the transmutation of water into wine during the wedding at Cana—is a tribute to the persistence of Hellenism in an otherwise austere Judaea.