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POLI 7913 The Political Philosophy of Al Farabi (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

Alfarabi (d. 950) founded the main tradition of philosophy in the Islamic world. Regarded by his successors such as Avicenna, Averroes and Maimonides as the "Second Teacher" or greatest philosophical figure following the death of Aristotle, Alfarabi was understood to have been the leading authority in two fields of study, namely, logic and political science. This course will involve a close reading of The Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. No prior acquaintance with Arabic or Islamic philosophy is necessary. Qualified undergraduates may take the course with approval from the instructor.


Instructor(s): David DiPasquale

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13