By Christopher A. Colmo

ISBN-10: 0739110152

ISBN-13: 9780739110157

ISBN-10: 0739110160

ISBN-13: 9780739110164

during this arguable new ebook, Christopher A. Colmo bargains a view of the tenth century Arab thinker Alfarabi that attracts awareness to a formerly unremarked point of his philosophic venture. Colmo argues that as a thinker Alfarabi felt forced to query the philosophic culture as deeply as he may possibly query non secular culture, and this he did with such energy and brilliance that the end result was once a brand new philosophic standpoint. With specified entry to either Islamic and pagan philosophical traditions, Alfarabi took the part of Greek philosophy as consultant of human cause and defended its final autonomy. although, Alfarabi went extra, relocating clear of Plato and Aristotle's imaginative and prescient of philosophy as divine to an figuring out of philosophy in a manner that allowed it to be visible as wisdom and motion within the provider of human strength and happiness. Alfarabi deals a strong new resolution to the query, why philosophy? His refined safeguard of and debate with the ancients increases questions of hermeneutics in addition to substantial questions of philosophy, politics, and theology. Breaking With Athens sheds new mild on Alfarabi's enduring solutions to perennial questions, making it crucial for college students of philosophy, political technological know-how, theology, and the historical past of ideas.

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