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Author Netton, Ian Richard.
Title Al-Fārābī and his school / Ian Richard Netton.
Imprint London ; New York : Routledge, 1992.

Author Netton, Ian Richard.
Series Arabic thought and culture.
Arabic thought and culture.
Subject Fārābī.
Knowledge, Theory of (Islam)
Knowledge, Theory of.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 128 pages) : illustrations.
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 112-120) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents 1. The age of Fārābism -- 2. The epistemological substrate of Fārābism (i) : the paradigm of the second master -- 3. The epistemological substrate of Fārābism (ii) : in the steps of their master -- 4. Conclusion -- 5. Bibliographical guide.
Summary Examines one of the most exciting and dynamic periods in the development of medieval Islam, from the late 9th to the early 11th century, through the thought of five of its principal thinkers, prime among them al-Farabi. This great Islamic philosopher, called 'the Second Master' after Aristotle, produced a recognizable school of thought in which others pursued and developed some of his own intellectual preoccupations. Their thought is treated with particular reference to the most basic questions which can be asked in the theory of knowledge or epistemology. The book thus fills a lacuna in the l.
Note English.
ISBN 0203980204 (electronic bk.)
9780203980200 (electronic bk.)
0415035953 (pbk.)
9780415035941 9780700710645
OCLC # 179094877
Additional Format Print version: Netton, Ian Richard. Al-Fārābī and his school. London ; New York : Routledge, 1992 (DLC) 91042233.