Abū Naṣr al-Fārābī (259-339 AH / 870-950 AD) is one of the foremost Islamic Philosopher /Logician.
Original Source Biography:
- al-Farabi from Ibn abi-Usiba’s Tabaqat al-‘itbia (Arabic html)
- Al-Farabi: from History of Muslim Philosophy. (E-text) in PDF format only.
- Al-Farabi: Founder of Islamic Neoplatonism, Majid Fakhry (link) Oxford: Oneworld, 2002.
- Brief outline of his life and contributions. (link)
- Encyclopedia Iranica’s articles. (comprehensive overview) (link)
- Important entry in French about the musical side of al-Farabi. (link)
- Kitāb taḥṣīl al-Saʿāda (attainment of Happiness) Ed. Bumelham Arabic PDF.
- Araʾ ahl al-Madīna al-Fāḍila (Opinions of people of the Perfect state) Ed. Bumelham Arabic PDF.
- Kitab ‘Ihsa’ al-Ulūm (Categories of Science) Ed. Bumelham Arabic PDF format.
- Kitab al-Siysah al-Madinyah (Public Administration) Ed. Bumelham Arabic PDF format.
- Kitab al-Huruf (Book of letters) Arabic E-text. Also in word file format.
- al-tahsil Arabic word file.
- The Philosophy of Plato and Aristotle. Mahdi, M. English E-text PDF format. Also the Arabic Original (Ed. Bumelham Arabic PDF format.)
- Fusul al-Madani: Aphorisms of the Statesman, Dunlop, D. M. University of Cambridge Oriental Publications 1961.
- Alfarabi: The Political Writings: Selected Aphorisms And Other Texts, Butterworth, Charles E. Cornell University Press, 2001, ISBN: 0801438578
Works about his thought:
- Al-Farabi: An Annotated Bibliography. Rescher, N. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1962.
- Al-Farabi’s Short Commentary on Aristotle’s “Prior Analytics.” Rescher, N. Translated from the Arabic, with Introduction and Notes. Pittsburgh (University of Pittsburgh Press), 1963.
- Tahafut al-Falasifa (Incoherence of philosophers) His most famous philosophical work.
- The degrees of the abstraction according to al-Farabi. (Arabic word file) by Lotfi Khayrallah.
- Argument of Alfarabi’s Book of Religion by: Paul M. Bushmiller (link)
- Al-Fârâbî on Logic and the Sciences by: Dr Peter Adamson.
Related Philosophers & Muslim Scholars:
- Ibn Sina the Muslim philosopher who made him famous.
- Al-Ghazali the Muslim theologian who refuted him and Ibn Sina.
- Ibn Rushd, one of the Muslim philosophers that tried to return Islamic Philosophy to pure Aristotlianism.
- Ibn Taymiyah, he had interesting opinions on philosophy . Site
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