By Alfarabi,Charles E. Butterworth

ISBN-10: 0801438578

ISBN-13: 9780801438578

ISBN-10: 080148913X

ISBN-13: 9780801489136

Alfarabi used to be one of the first to discover the tensions among the philosophy of classical Greece and that of Islam, in addition to of faith commonly. His writings, striking of their breadth and deep studying, have had a profound effect on Islamic and Jewish philosophy.

This quantity provides 4 of Alfarabi's most crucial texts, making his political proposal to be had to classicists, medievalists, and students of faith and Byzantine and center japanese experiences. In a transparent prose translation by way of Charles E. Butterworth, those treatises offer a priceless creation to the lessons of Alfarabi and to the advance of Islamic political philosophy. All of those texts are according to new Arabic versions. of the texts—Book of Religion and Harmonization of the 2 reviews of the 2 Sages: Plato the Divine and Aristotle—appear in English for the 1st time. The translations of the opposite works—Selected Aphorisms and bankruptcy 5 of the Enumeration of the Sciences—differ markedly from these formerly recognized to English-language readers.

Butterworth situates each one essay in its ancient, literary, and philosophical context. His notes support the reader persist with Alfarabi's textual content and establish people, areas, and occasions. English-Arabic and Arabic-English glossaries of phrases additional help the reader.

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