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Al-Fārābī and His Concept of Epistemological Hierarchy

Malinova, Mariana (2020) Al-Fārābī and His Concept of Epistemological Hierarchy. In: Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam: Religious Learning between Continuity and Change. Islamic History and Civilization, 172 . Brill, Leiden, pp. 186-200. ISBN 9789004413207

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Abstract

The entire life of al-Fārābī (259-339/870-950), who came to be known as the “Second Teacher”, Aristotle being the First, was dedicated to the essence of knowledge and to the the methods of obtaining knowledge. In the present text we will try to demonstrate how al-Fārābī’s concepts of knowledge and of epistemological process become the unifying elements of all major themes in the Muslim philosopher’s works - ontology, philosophy, religion, man, human community and the philosopher-prophet as the perfect ruler.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:Philosophy > Culture. Cultural studies. Philosophy of culture
Religion > Islam
ID Code:4212
Deposited By: PhD Mariana Malinova
Deposited On:07 Jul 2020 12:46
Last Modified:07 Jul 2020 12:50

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