Al-Fārābī and His Concept of Epistemological Hierarchy

Malinova, Mariana (2011) Al-Fārābī and His Concept of Epistemological Hierarchy. In: International conference “Knowledge and Education in Classical Islam: Historical Foundations – Contemporary Impact”, 1-5 October 2011, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany. (Submitted)

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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:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Philosophy > Culture. Cultural studies. Philosophy of culture
Religion > Islam
ID Code:3046
Deposited By: PhD Mariana Malinova
Deposited On:26 Jul 2016 08:29
Last Modified:08 Jun 2020 08:02

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