Al-Farabi on the interdependence of religion and politics

  title={Al-Farabi on the interdependence of religion and politics},
  author={G. Steiris and G. Nurysheva and G. Konayeva},
  • G. Steiris, G. Nurysheva, G. Konayeva
  • Published 2019
  • Philosophy
  • Abu Nasr Muhammad b. Muhammad, better known as al-Farabi (c.870 -c.950), was the most au- thentic of the Arabic philosophers. The principal sources of his philosophy are to be sought in the Greek tradition, in the original writings of Plato and Aristotle, in Neoplatonism and Aristotelianism of Alex- andria. Most significant is his turn towards the much undervalued Middle Platonism. His main thesis consists in the preponderance of philosophy over theology. Religion is used as a substitute for… CONTINUE READING


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