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Author Fārābī, author
Title Jadal. English
Alfarabi's book of dialectic (Kitāb al-jadal) : on the starting point of Islamic philosophy / David M. DiPasquale
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
book jacket
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 RCHSS Library  B753.F33 J2313 2019    DUE 10-18-21    30560400669153
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  B753.F33 J21 2019    IN PROCESS    30530001345917
Descript xxiii, 338 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "Widely regarded as the founder of the Islamic philosophical tradition, and as the single greatest philosophical authority after Aristotle by his successors in the medieval Islamic, Jewish, and Christian communities, Alfarabi was a leading figure in the fields of Aristotelian logic and Platonic political science. The first complete English translation of his commentary on Aristotle's Topics, Alfarabi's Book of Dialectic, or Kitāb al-Jadal, is presented here in a deeply researched edition based on the most complete Arabic manuscript sources. David M. DiPasquale argues that Alfarabi's understanding of the Socratic art of dialectic is the key prism through which to grasp his recovery of an authentic tradition of Greek science on the verge of extinction. He also suggests that the Book of Dialectic is unique to the extent to which it unites Alfarabi's logical and political writings, opening up novel ways of interpreting Alfarabi's influence"-- Provided by publisher
"Alfarabi's Book of Dialectic (Kitab al-Jadal) Widely regarded as the founder of the Islamic philosophical tradition, and as the single greatest philosophical authority after Aristotle by his successors in the medieval Islamic, Jewish, and Christian communities, Alfarabi was a leading figure in the fields of Aristotelian logic and Platonic political science. The first complete English translation of his commentary on Aristotle's Topics, Alfarabi's Book of Dialectic, or Kitab al-Jadal, is presented here in a deeply researched edition based on the most complete Arabic manuscript sources. David M. DiPasquale argues that Alfarabi's understanding of the Socratic art of dialectic is the key prism through which to grasp his recovery of an authentic tradition of Greek science on the verge of extinction. He also suggests that the Book of Dialectic is unique to the extent to which it unites Alfarabi's logical and political writings, opening up novel ways of interpreting Alfarabi's influence"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Alfarabi's Kitāb al-Jadal: a Complete English Translation -- 2. Dialectic and Political Science -- 3. Dialectic and the Principles of all Science -- 4. Dialectic and the Method of Natural and Divine Science -- 5. Dialectic and Education -- 6. Conclusion: Alfarabi and the Taxonomy of the Medieval Arabic Organon -- Glossary A: English-Arabic -- Glossary B: Arabic-English -- References -- Index
Translated from Arabic
Subject Fārābī. Jadal
Dialectic -- Early works to 1800
Logic -- Early works to 1800
Islamic philosophy -- Early works to 1800
Alt Author DiPasquale, David M., 1968- translator
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