Alfarabi and the Foundation of Islamic Political Philosophy
- List Price: $56.00
- Binding: Hardcover
- Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
- Publish date: 08/01/2001
- ISBN: 9780226501864
- ISBN10: 0226501868
Beginning with a survey of Islamic philosophy and a discussion of its historical background, Mahdi considers the interrelated spheres of philosophy, political thought, theology, and jurisprudence of the time. He then turns to Alfarabi's concept of "the virtuous city", and concludes with an indepth analysis of the trilogy, Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle.
This philosophical engagement with the writings of and about Alfarabi will be essential reading for anyone interested in medieval political philosophy.