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Alfarabi's Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle

Alfarabi; Muhsin Mahdi (Translated with an Introduction by)

Published by The Free Press of Glencoe, New York, 1962
Condition: g+ Soft cover
From ERIC CHAIM KLINE, BOOKSELLER (ABAA ILAB) (Santa Monica, CA, U.S.A.)

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Octavo. XI, [1], 158pp. Original illustrated wrappers over black cloth with silver lettering on spine and medallion in silver on front cover. Alfarabi (ca. 870-950), the great Arab philosopher and founder of the Islamic philosophic tradition, enjoyed the admiration of Moslem, Jewish, and Christian thinkers in the Middle Ages as one of the most intelligent and penetrating students of Plato and Aristotle. Here in a new translation is his most important philosophic work. Alfarabi's commentaries on Aristotle's works established his reputation as the greatest philosophic authority next to the Stagirite. But equally important was his recovery of the Platonic approach to politics, which enabled him to make philosophy meaningful within the new context provided by the revealed religions. These two aspects of his thought are presented here in the only comprehensive philosophic work he wrote. Minor age-toning and slight soiling on wraps. Pages age-toned throughout. Wrappers, binding and interior in overall good+ condition. Bookseller Inventory # 29391

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Title: Alfarabi's Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle

Publisher: The Free Press of Glencoe, New York

Publication Date: 1962

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:g+

Edition: First edition for this translation.

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